We used publicly available data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to explore questions and concerns held by stakeholders in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Our work involved the creation of a county profile for Rappahannock that displays information about age, race, income, employment, housing prices, and more. Additionally, we analyzed traffic volume data from the Virginia Department of Transportation to identify areas of increased or decreased traffic in the last ten years (2010-2020). Finally, we aggregated community services and resources into a single dashboard that allows us to visualize the availability of services to residents of the county. Using the county profile, traffic volume data, and the service data, we are able to provide data-driven descriptions of service provision in Rappahannock County, Virginia during the last decade.
Virginia Tech, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Virginia Tech, Computational Modeling and Data Analytics
Virginia State University, Computer Science
Ph.D. Student, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Engineering Technology, Virginia State University
Virginia Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources Crop & Soil Sciences, Rappahannock County