Discover the County You're In

Our Department of Commerce website has some pretty nifty stuff on it, like the County Profiles page, where clicking a map takes you to a report on your county. I just learned that in the 4th quarter of 2005, my county:

  • was the 18th most populous in the state;
  • was 34th in population growth;
  • was home to 184 physicians, or one Dr. for every 754 people;
  • had a 4.7% unemployment rate;
  • had an average SAT score of just over 1,000;
  • had a per capita personal income of just over $28,000; and
  • had as its three biggest employees LabCorp, the local school system, and a hospital.

The three page reports are just chock full of interesting information. (Of course, you can't tell if I'm serious or if that's sarcasm. If you think this level of geekiness is unsexy, then I'm just kidding.)


This reminds me of something I have wanted to doo

on Orange Politics.
How to spend a couple hours in Orange County
Of course, we could do it here for state-wide as well.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

That is truly a good idea!

I think that's something we might get people to do wiki-style.