State-by-State visualizes current and historical economic data and analytics about the U.S. Based on the Economic Health Index, State-by-State includes the latest state unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (updated monthly), as well as state data on housing, health care, energy production, demographics and more. General election polling data from RealClearPolitics will also be included through the 2012 presidential election.
State-by-State allows users to rank any set of states across selected data sets and view trends over time. The tool provides historical data going back to 2000. Learn more about State-by-State features.
Last updated: 08/29/14
Next expected update: 08/30/14
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Click a state bar to see the time series for that data since 2000. Then hover over other bars to compare.
Click the ‘Sort’ button on any row to see the states ordered by descending rank. This will sort all other rows based on the new order.
We have a lot of data! Use the menu at the bottom of the page to add rows for each category.
Voting history provides a visual reference for the party each state elected in a race. Each column presents state election results for presidential, gubernatorial, Senate and House of Representatives races. Blue represents Democrats, red represents Republicans, and light gray represents independent or third-party candidates.
Data on voting history were collected from a variety of sources. Historical party affiliation for both representatives and senators was compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Official List of Members of the House of Representatives at the start of each congressional session. Party affiliation for the current members of Congress was compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Official List of Members of the House of Representatives on August 25, 2012. Party affiliation for governors before 2010 was determined by the victor of the most recent gubernatorial race according to the Associated Press. Party affiliation for governors in 2011 and 2012 was compiled by the National Governors Association. Voting history for presidential elections was compiled from the AP.
Last updated: 11/13
Next expected update: 11/14
College degree is defined as the percent of the total population aged 25 and older that have obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Data on educational attainment were collected as part of the American Community Survey, a nationwide survey designed to provide communities with demographic, social, economic and housing data every year. It has an annual sample size of about 3 million addresses across the U.S. and Puerto Rico and includes both housing units and group quarters. The data on educational attainment are updated annually by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Last updated: 09/13 (with 2012 data)
Next expected update: 09/14