Nine Demographic Traits that Differ by Age Group


Data Notes

The data for this visualization comes from the American Community Survey which is completed by the US Census Bureau. I used the 2014 One Year Estimates Public Use Microdata Sample which can be found on the ACS Website.

The visualization takes advantage of the numerous amounts of data collected by the ACS. You are able to look at an age group comparison of nine different demographic traits. you can also look at the data by state.
Below you are able to see a little more about these traits as well as images of the question from the ACS Form.


Pretty generic question here. You can select male or female.



The ACS has six basic race categories. You are able to choose between White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Pacific Islander or some other race.


Employment Status

This fields is broken out to let you see not only who is in the labor force and who isn’t, but it allows you to see age of those who are employed in the Armed Forces as well.

Marital Status

This allows you to see how old people based on their current marital status.


Educational Attainment

This question asks people to report their highest level of education.

Educational Attainment

Mobility Status

Ever wonder what types of people are most likely to move? This shows you the age distribution for people that lived in the same home, moved within the US, and those that moved from another nation.


Military Service

This question looks at whether a person has been in the military and their current status.

Military Service

Class of Worker

This option allows you to see the age distribution of employees in different industries.


School Attendance

This question allows you to see whether a person has attended school in the last three months. If the person attended school it was broken out by private or public schools.

School Attendance

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