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.

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Timothy Pierce

Virginia Tech, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics  





Christina Prisbe 

Virginia Tech, Computational Modeling and Data Analytics 




Mousa Toure 

Virginia State University, Computer Science 





Leonard-Allen Quaye 

Ph.D. Student, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech 

Dr. Anubhab Gupta 

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech 

Dr. Mulugeta Kahsai 

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Engineering Technology, Virginia State University


Kenner Love 

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources Crop & Soil Sciences, Rappahannock County