The NCAA Needs a Geographer

If you’ve been watching March Madness, then you may have noticed that there is something absolutely mad about the tournament. They section the tournament into four regions: West, East, South and Midwest. As geographers, we encourage this strategy. But how they come up...

Spring Break Travel

It’s that time of year, when everyone seems to get an itch to go to the beach, go skiing, or go see family just to get out of the house. Spring Break is back, and maybe bigger than ever. According to a survey by Vacasa, a travel website, 56% of Americans are planning...

Daytime Population

Many companies include something called “daytime population” as part of their standard demographic reporting when considering new sites or evaluating performance of existing sites. Many restaurants rely on the lunchtime trade as a critical element of their success....

The State of Poverty in America

In his inaugural state of the union address in early 1964, President Johnson declared war against poverty  by implementing a wide range of federal programs aimed at improving the living conditions for residents of low-income neighborhoods, improving access to job...

Urban Change through Gentrification

Over the past decade, gentrification has become a hot button in the politics of many American cities. Gentrification is the process of changing the character of a neighborhood through the influx of affluent residents and businesses. While increasing the economic...

Ukrainian Descent in the United States

As war wages in Ukraine, Europe, and likely countries outside of Europe, will face a refugee crisis. Already well over half a million people have fled Ukraine in search of safety. Here in the United States, our population that lists Ukrainian as their ancestry is...