Synthetic Household Population Viewer
How does the human population organize itself across the landscape? How do age, income, race, and household size vary in cities? The Synthetic Population Viewer helps answer those questions by providing an interactive map of a 'synthetic population'. Each dot on the map represents a single household. Across census geography the age of the head of household, household income, race of the head of household, and household size are accurately represented in the synthetic population. Households are mapped realistically to represent actual population distributions. These are not 'real' households and they are not mapped to 'real' household locations but they represent real households in a reasonably accurate way. The viewer contains a representation of 112,596,000 households estimated to exist in the fifty states and Washington, D.C., based from the 2005-2009 American Community Survey. MIDAS is a collaborative network of research scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health.