City-data pictures
April 25, 2004 8:52 PM   Subscribe

City-Data has a lot of statistics on about every city, town and village in the US. While there is nothing new about this service, I enjoyed being able to compare cities and towns of interest. What inspired me to post it here though, are the pages of random pictures submitted to the site from all over the country. Basically, you get a diverse collage of how people see their own locals. Here's a nice example.
posted by Recockulous (9 comments total)
What's going on with the thumbnails on the randompics page? Looks each channel is in the wrong spot. Thumbnail generator problem? Or is it just me?
posted by tomplus2 at 9:18 PM on April 25, 2004

That's really cool, Reco - I'm off to get photos of where I am to send in.
posted by jb at 11:16 PM on April 25, 2004

It's amazing how compelling the drive is to contribute photos. Weird... I was on for an hour, scouring my drive for great photos and uploading them for the cities in question.

Great link!
posted by silusGROK at 7:21 AM on April 26, 2004

This is really cool, especially if you live in a sad little town:

For population 25 years and over:

High school or higher: 74.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
Unemployed: 6.7%

Institutionalized population percentage: above state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher: below state average.

Snowfall (in) 11
Cloudy days 20
Average temp. (°F) 37.1
Median household income: $34,842 (year 2000)

This confirms everything I suspected ;-)
I think I'll submit some quirky photo's...
posted by Shane at 9:31 AM on April 26, 2004

This is a great site! I wasted way too much time there. Thanks for making my morning less productive than usual!
posted by acridrabbit at 10:28 AM on April 26, 2004

Shane, my home town is much more screwed up than yours.
posted by funkbrain at 11:41 AM on April 26, 2004

Gah. I went from a town with a median age of 36.2 to a town with a median age of 60.7.

Thank you for the cool link Recockulous, even though I am now very depressed.
posted by contessa at 3:13 PM on April 26, 2004

Check out the diversity in my home town,

Races in Richmond Ohio:

White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
American Indian (0.6%)
Two or more races (0.6%)

posted by Recockulous at 4:02 PM on April 26, 2004

Fun. Lots of landscapes and courthouses, but also some charming and quirky photos.

mod chapel tea house dancehall sad plowboy Fred's Old Mamou Old Royal WTC tag Jail blind justice nobrains Bob's deco Splediferous revert 8 on 9 9 on Beach Mustangs!
posted by roboto at 4:58 PM on April 26, 2004

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