About Us:

Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

Was the 2008 presidential election a voting boom or bust?

Do you really know who voted in 2008?

The 2008 Presidential election generated more excitement and youth involvement than any in recent memory. The Census Bureau has just released the demographic characteristics of the voters in the 2008 general election and we can now see what the real[1] turnout [Read on...]

D.C. Data Conference: A Meeting of the Minds

From May 12 -14, our staff attended the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) bi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. NNIP is a project of the Urban Institute that helps integrate neighborhood-level information systems with local policymakers and community leaders.

The conference was a welcome opportunity for Data Driven Detroit to network with other data organizations and [Read on...]

Embracing diversity requires even-handedness

Left-handers are people, too!

Only seven to ten percent of the adult population is left handed, but I grew up in a family where being right-handed (like me) stood out – my father, mother and sister were left-handed. I married a right-hander and, sure enough, our first child was left-handed. I had heard [Read on...]