The data comes from the American Community Survey (ACS). The variables are: total population, percent White not Hispanic, Percent Black or African American not Hispanic, percent Asian not Hispanic, percent Hispanic all races, per-capita income, median rent and median age.
get_state_demographics(endyear = 2013, span = 5)
The end year for the survey
The span of the survey
The choroplethr guide to Census data: http://www.arilamstein.com/open-source/choroplethr/mapping-us-census-data/
A list of all ACS Surveys: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/affhelp/jsf/pages/metadata.xhtml?lang=en&type=survey&id=survey.en.ACS_ACS
## Not run: # get some demographic data on US states from the 2010 5-year ACS df = get_state_demographics(endyear=2010, span=5) colnames(df) # analyze the percent of people who are white not hispanic # a boxplot shows the distribution boxplot(df$percent_white) # a choropleth map shows the location of the values # set the 'value' column to be the column we want to render df$value = df$percent_white state_choropleth(df) ## End(Not run)
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