December 12th, 2007

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Quarterlife

So, as I mentioned before, I really like Quarterlife. Why do I like it? Because really, it's just My So Called Life, the next generation. The main character Dylan does the same, introspective bits that Angela/Claire Danes did, and just comes across as a character you can relate to. Perhaps a lot of it is that for both shows, I've been about the same age as the protagonists.

Many of the characters are ones that I can relate to - struggling to find their identities as adults, not quite professional, but not quite sure how they're going to make it . . .
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I <3 Data

ZIPskinny is a pretty cool site. You enter a zip code, and using Current Population Survey (CPS) data from the Census, it gives you stats (e.g. education, marital status, income ranges, etc.). It also gives you data on the surrounding area. So, the last few zipcodes I've lived in:

89501 - Downtown Reno
89523 - NW Reno
59601 - Helena, MT
65803 - Springfield, MO
45373 - Troy, OH
45219 - Cincinnati, OH

So, the place with the lowest median income? Back when I lived in Cincinnati as a student, with the median household income being $21,351. Of course, where I live now in downtown Reno is pretty low at $22,342. Of course, when I lived on the northwest part of town with Greg and Steph, we lived in a pretty upscale part of town, with the median income being $59,212. No real surprises here as where I lived as a student was practically in the ghetto, and where I live now is 4 blocks from the casinos (directly reflected in the fact that a whopping 43.3% of the people in my current zip code work in the service industry).

Oh, and where I live now has almost a 2:1 male to female. Of course, when I lived in Cinci, the median age was 23.3, highly reflective of the student population, as opposed to th 44.0 where I'm at now.

Looking back at my home town, it was kind of surprising that the highest median income for surrounding counties was in Casstown. I'm not sure where those people are working as it's a very rural county (50.27 people/square mile).

mmm . . . yummy data . . .