Seattle, WA — November 11, 2019 — Just in time for Veterans Day, LiveStories launched a data hub that takes a deep dive into the latest veteran-related data from the Census Bureau. The site presents data on veterans broken down by various demographic and economic characteristics, localized for every state, county, and city in the United States.
While many websites include detailed data about veterans, the new LiveStories site is unique because readers can drill down to any location. The site also lets readers compare data about veterans in their local communities to national benchmarks, for characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, poverty status, and the period in which they served in the military.
LiveStories gathered data on veterans from the Census’s latest American Community Survey (ACS) releases. While detailed data is publicly available, it exists in hard-to-read spreadsheets. LiveStories organized the data into easy-to-understand topics for every location and synthesized percentage breakdowns of the veteran population. For a given topic, users can easily navigate to the specific location – state, county, city – and get detailed indicator values for that location. The whole experience is optimized for the non-technical user. The charts are designed to provide crucial context and comparisons for every locality’s data about our nation’s veterans.
LiveStories thanks our veterans for their service, and we hope this site can empower communities around the country to recognize their local veterans’ unique characteristics and needs.
LiveStories builds and maintains large scale data reports, dashboards, and portals for governments and organizations. LiveStories makes it easy for any organization to turn their data into actionable insights, without deploying complicated tools or hiring expensive teams. Based in Seattle, LiveStories has partnered with dozens of organizations and government departments in the United States and around the world. Find out more about LiveStories at www.livestories.com