This map shows a snapshot of how many homes don’t use landline telephones across different areas of your town.
Certain areas of the map might be explained by more people opting out of landlines in favor of just owning a cellphone. More than one-third of American homes report having only wireless telephones according to a CDC report.
The data are from the United States Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey. (Note: Census.gov was "unavailable" at the time this article was published thanks to the federal government shutdown.) These values are an estimate for 2011 taking into account 60 months of collected data. You can learn more about the survey here.
Using your cursor, you can hover over any census tract – the geographic region defined by the U.S. Census – and see what percentage of homes don’t use telephones in the box in the upper right hand corner of the map.What do you think explains the differences in landline ownership across town? Tell us in a comment or a blog post.