demographics

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Census 2010 & Baker: fewer people, shifting population

if you’ve lived in Baker for several years, you’ve probably sensed it was gradually getting whiter, but did you also know that a lot fewer people live here than did ten years ago? here’s a detailed look at the changes and a hypothesis about what is driving them …

visualizing 2000 to 2010 demographic changes in Baker

this graphic is based on 2000 and 2010 US Census data for the area of Baker bounded by 6th Ave., Broadway, Alameda Ave., and Lipan St.; each dot represents 25 people

derived from metro Denver demographic maps compiled by Erik Fischer, license: Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike 2.0

Denver population since 1970

source: The Piton Foundation; this chart is not zero-based, so please read the numbers in the scale of the graph

Baker population since 1970

source: The Piton Foundation; this chart is not zero-based, so please read the numbers in the scale of the graph

Baker birth rates vs. Denver - percent change year on year.

This graph shows percent changes in birth rates for Baker and Denver with a scale of zero. This lets us get a sense for how big the changes area and when they happened in a way that nominal graphs with a limited scale don't.

Compare it to Baker births graph created by Piton foundation's website.

Nominal birth rates - Baker vs. Denver, scale including zero

This graph shows nominal birth rates in Baker and Denver with a scale of zero. Note that Denver's birth rate is charted against the left axis while Baker's is charted against the right axis. This lets us easily compare them even though Denver has two more zeroes on the right of it's date (i.e. 10,000 vs. 100).

Compare it to Baker births graph created by Piton foundation's website.

Piton site holds a trove of Baker demographics

the Piton Foundation, a private foundation benefiting communities, publishes detailed demographics of the Baker neighborhood

the site is full of useful and interesting facts on housing, economics, safety and families, plus some powerful tools for exploring the data; for example the "map" links on each data row load a geographic comparison of Baker with surrounding Denver neighborhoods on the relevant statistic

Baker total births, 1990-2007

source: The Piton Foundation; this chart is not zero-based, so please read the numbers in the scale of the graph

Baker births, Latino versus non-Latino white, 1990-2007

source: The Piton Foundation; births for each other racial indicators were under 5% of total in all years; this chart is not zero-based, so please read the numbers in the scale of the graph

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