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

When You Write About Geographic Areas, Please Be Specific!

by Kurt Metzger, Director

The Census collects data on many geographic levels, and failing to make the distinction between cities and metropolitan areas can create inaccurate or misleading statistics.

We at Data Driven Detroit (D3) take our data and our geographic definitions seriously. Last year we ranted about Forbes Magazine and their discussion about [Read on...]

The Census is Coming! The Census is Coming!

The census is coming! Make sure you're counted!

When the first U.S. census was conducted in 1790, cries of undercount were heard across the land. Surely there were more than about 4 million residents in the new nation!

Ever since, the Census Bureau has made an effort to conduct an accurate count [Read on...]

Tough Job Market is Tougher on Those with “Black” Names

Her future may be determined by her name.

As the recession grows deeper and competition for jobs grows fiercer, the black community is being disproportionately passed over for jobs. Recently, the New York Times carried a story about how African Americans are “whitewashing” their resumes to avoid job discrimination. Many are [Read on...]