Which town has the most gas stations per capita? (and some links)

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The Town of Franklin in eastern part of the state has the most gas stations per capita — a whopping three for about 2,000 residents. There is one on Route 87 and two on Route 32, according to data in Connecticut’s eLicensing system.

But there are a three other towns with fewer than 3,000 residents and more than one gas station: Kent, Voluntown and Roxbury.

We did this quick visualization and analysis today, but if you want to do your own analysis, the data is available on Connecticut’s open data portal.

Now for a few links:

  • Want a beautiful map of your hometown on your living room wall? There’s now a service that provides high-quality prints. Here’s a Hartford map we made. [Mapiful]
  • Humans have a hard time comparing the sizes of countries. Here’s a tool to help. [Bl.ocks]
  • The graduation rates of every school district in the U.S. — in one map. [Hechinger Report]
  • How have prices of food items changed over time? And how can best visualize it in order to find the trends? [Flowing Data]
  • There are major gaps between what the public thinks versus what the scientific community thinks. But before you click, test yourself: Do you think it’s safe to eat genetically modified foods? [Pew Research Center]
  • U.S. maps, sized to reflect property values across the U.S. Note how large the northeast is. [Metrocosm]

What do you think?