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Choosing a U.S. City to Reside

City-Data.com

Directions: Students will choose a city to reside based on interest or career orientation. Students will be required to identify their career earnings in their city in which they choose to reside. Students will use http://www.city-data.com/ to complete the questions below and other various websites to research potential companies and earnings for your potential career.

1. Identify a city you may want to move to. Identify the following items about the make up of the population of your city.

  • total population

  • median resident age

  • median household income

  • median house or condo value

  • median gross rental


2. Ethnic Makeup: What is the race make up of your city? Identify them and their percents.


3. Identify the statistics for population of 25 years and over in your city.

  • High school or higher: %

  • Bachelor's degree or higher: %

  • Graduate or professional degree: %

  • Unemployed: %

  • Mean travel time to work (commute): minutes


4. Identify the statistics for population 15 years and over in your city

  • Never married: %

  • Now married: %

  • Separated: %

  • Widowed: %

  • Divorced: %


5. Crime: Analyze the crime of your city. What are the more common crimes in your city? What are the # of murders per 100,000? Robberies? Assaults? Burglaries? Thefts?


6. Industries and Occupation: What are the most common industries in your city based on your gender? (Name the top 3 and their percent makeup)

What are the most common occupations in your city based on gender? (Name the top 3 and their percent make up)


7. Climate: What is the average temperature in January and July? (look at the red line) What is the average precipitation in January and July? What are some causes of natural disasters in your city (Name the top 3)


8. Hospital and Universities: Identify major hospitals or medical facilities in your city? Colleges/Universities


9. Air Quality: Identify the air quality Air Quality Index (AQI) of your city? How does it compare the U.S. average (higher or lower) Identify the residents living in poverty percentage.


10. Transportation: Identify modes of transportation in your city. What is the most common way of travel in your city?


11. Religion: What is the religion make up of your city? (Identify the top 3 in percents)


12. Nutrition: Identify the following for your city.

  • Healthy Diet Rate %

  • Average BMI

  • Average Hours Sleeping at Night

  • General Health Condition


13. What's in a Name? Identify the 3 most common first names. Identify the 3 most common last names.


14. What recreational activities are located in your city in which you would most likely visit or participate? (restaurants, museums, gyms, etc.)

15. Identify in what categories did your city make the top 100 list.