Money, maps and murder: 7 data visualizations you need to see

7. Election results: A different look

Ballot totals don’t tell the whole story of an election. How did the candidates resonate with voters in neighborhoods with different demographic characteristics? Take another look at the 2013 Cincinnati mayoral election with this map, which combines election results with information about the voting-age population in each precinct.

 

6. Where the wealthy live

The latest census data show a growing number of households with median income of $200,000 or more in Hamilton and surrounding Tri-State counties. Those residents can make a cultural and financial impact in their communities. Check out this map to see if there are pockets of wealth in your area.

 

5. Filling the pews on Sunday morning

Membership in churches and other religious groups has grown since 2000 in Hamilton and some adjoining Tri-State areas. But in fast-growing counties like Butler and Warren, the number of worshippers on church rolls has dropped even as the number of sanctuaries has increased. This map and database give you countywide details, by denomination.

 

4. "They've made it harder for poor people to vote"

That’s what one state senator concluded after reviewing our analysis of poll site closures over the past two election cycles. This map couples poll site locations with neighborhood income data to show how poll closures, over time, have mainly impacted poorer areas.

 

3. Are Tri-State teachers underpaid?

With new contracts being negotiated in many area school districts, our analysis shows that average teacher salaries in several Tri-State counties fall below their statewide averages. This map and dataset combo gives you details on where teachers are paid the most – and the least.

 

2. The killing zones of Cincinnati

In what could be a landmark year for homicides in Cincinnati, check this map to see which areas are more prone to violent, deadly events. Clicking on any homicide location gives you details about victims and incidents.

 

1. Police overtime: Extra duty, big bucks (for some)

Last year, Cincinnati taxpayers paid $4.8 million in overtime to Cincinnati Police Department employees. But this data visual shows how unevenly the overtime dollars were disbursed – particularly among higher-ranking officers. The graphic shows how much is paid for extra-hours work, and who got the money.

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