Viewing and Comparing Data for One Location
Chart and Table
Explore data for one location by choosing a state, territory, District of Columbia, or National from the Location drop-down menu. Once you have chosen your selections, the visualization changes so that the chart and table display on the same page. The comparison feature then allows you to select two variables. The map is not available when exploring data for one location.
Comparing Data for One Location
There are two ways to compare data when viewing data for one location:
1. One Location: Compare and view one year of data
- Select the radio button for “View one year”
- Select compare variable 1
- Select compare variable 2 (optional) (26)
- Click the “Compare” button and wait for the data visualization to refresh
- Choosing one compare variable generates a simple chart and frequency table
- If you choose to compare two variables (26):
- In the chart, compare variable 1 values will display on the x-axis and compare variable 2 values will display in the chart legend (27)
- In the table, row variables will reflect compare variable 1 values and column variables will reflect compare variable 2 values (28)
- Selecting a value for compare variable 2 is always optional
- If you wish to view the data without making any comparisons, choose “Overall” for your first compare variable.
2. One Location: Compare and view data for all available years
Some data sources have more than one year of data.
- Select the radio button for “View all available years” (29)
- Compare variable 1 will automatically default to “Years”
- Select compare variable 2 (optional)
- Click the “Compare” button and wait for the visualization to refresh
- Selecting “View all available years” generates a bar graph when up to 2 years are available or a line chart (29) when 3 or more years are available. Years are displayed on the x-axis
- If you selected a second compare variable, this variable will display in the chart legend and will be the column variable in the table.
- If you wish to view the data without any comparisons, choose “Overall” for your first compare variable.
Options in the “Compare variable 2” drop-down are data-driven. You will not be able to select the same compare variable twice. You will also not be able to make a selection from this drop-down if “Compare variable 1” is set to “Overall.”
Any time a new variable is chosen for comparison, the corresponding filter panel boxes will change to “Compare All” (30) as shown in the image below.