this we know – a great site with great information from the U.S. Government

The following site is This We Know (http://www.thisweknow.org/) –

and from the website:

thisweknow.org website link

What’s This We Know?

Our mission is to present the information the U.S. government collects about every community. By publishing this data in an easy to understand and consistent manner, we seek to empower citizens to act on what’s known.

What can you do with this? Enter your city or town and find out information like this:

Boston, MA

Tip: Click on any of the highlighted items above to explore the underlying data.

Sources: 2005 Toxics Release Inventory2007 Crime in the United StatesUS Census 2000Local Area Unemployment StatisticsGovTrack

It is a cool site and you can find out what areas have things like the least and most toxins, lowest and highest unemployment, and most cancer.

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