Play around with The New York Times' interactive package based on data from the US Census tells you about your neighborhood.
• Start broad: Consider the different states. Which one (or region), based on the census, seems most interesting to you and why?
• End local: Consider your own neighborhood. Again, what information seems most interesting to you and why?
In writing your story, introduce the US Census. What is it, and why might it matter to your audience, the readers of The Hillwood Herald? Consult the following sources below in your research:
• The New York Times census "explainer"
• US Census website