Dan Keemahill

News applications specialist

Dan Keemahill analyzes data and creates interactive visualizations. He joined the American-Statesman in 2016 after building digital projects at the public radio program Marketplace and The Texas Tribune.

Latest from Dan Keemahill

ACL Fest: Charting the most popular artists, according to Spotify
 Chance the Rapper is the most popular artist performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, at least according to Spotify data. The streaming service provides a popularity rating for artists on a 0-100 scale. Chance the Rapper’s rating edges out Martin Garrix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jay-Z, whose popularity score...

6:05 PM Friday, Oct. 06, 2017

Chance the Rapper is the most popular artist performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, at least according to Spotify data. The streaming service provides a popularity rating for artists on a 0-100 scale. Chance the Rapper’s rating edges out Martin Garrix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jay-Z, whose popularity score...
Austinites really, really like to work from home, census data show
 More people are working from home in the Austin area than any other major U.S. cities, according to recently-released Census Bureau data.  Nearly 9 percent of people ages 16 and up with jobs in the Austin area telecommute, the data shows. The national average is 5 percent. In fact, Austin ranks highest for percentage of people who work...

5:23 PM Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017

More people are working from home in the Austin area than any other major U.S. cities, according to recently-released Census Bureau data.  Nearly 9 percent of people ages 16 and up with jobs in the Austin area telecommute, the data shows. The national average is 5 percent. In fact, Austin ranks highest for percentage of people who work...
Why Austin-area Latinos saw a big boost in household incomes
 For almost two decades, Bladimira Martinez scraped by on $7-an-hour pay as a maid. Even when she broke off from the company to work for individual families, she could only make as much as she could clean in one day at $50 an hour. Martinez, 45, depended on her husband to make payments on their Pflugerville home, and the family barely had...

8:20 PM Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

For almost two decades, Bladimira Martinez scraped by on $7-an-hour pay as a maid. Even when she broke off from the company to work for individual families, she could only make as much as she could clean in one day at $50 an hour. Martinez, 45, depended on her husband to make payments on their Pflugerville home, and the family barely had...
Census: Hays County has 2nd-fastest-growing Latino population in state
 When the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos first opened in 2010, the nonprofit community organization offered about five classes in Mexican folkloric ballet, mariachi and other arts. Seven years later, the center offers three times as many programs, has doubled its classroom capacities — and still has waiting lists. “We&rsquo...

5:05 AM Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017

When the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos first opened in 2010, the nonprofit community organization offered about five classes in Mexican folkloric ballet, mariachi and other arts. Seven years later, the center offers three times as many programs, has doubled its classroom capacities — and still has waiting lists. “We&rsquo...
How rural lawmakers killed school choice legislation in Texas
 An effort to redirect state money to help students pay for private school tuition — a favorite cause of conservative education activists in Texas and nationally — seemed to have momentum at the beginning of this year’s legislative session. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared it one of his priorities, calling it the &ldquo...

7:34 PM Friday, Apr. 14, 2017

An effort to redirect state money to help students pay for private school tuition — a favorite cause of conservative education activists in Texas and nationally — seemed to have momentum at the beginning of this year’s legislative session. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared it one of his priorities, calling it the &ldquo...
Number of Texas Latino voters climbed 29 percent in 2016, records show
 Nearly 30 percent more Texas Latinos went to the polls in 2016 than in 2012, reducing the participation gap with other Texas voters and signaling to some observers that elections will become increasingly competitive in the Lone Star State. Non-Latino voters increased by a more modest 9.2 percent between presidential elections, according to...

11:00 PM Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Nearly 30 percent more Texas Latinos went to the polls in 2016 than in 2012, reducing the participation gap with other Texas voters and signaling to some observers that elections will become increasingly competitive in the Lone Star State. Non-Latino voters increased by a more modest 9.2 percent between presidential elections, according to...
Statesman analysis: Texas A-F school grades give boost to charters
 Critics of the new A-F grading system for Texas schools have long warned that the state’s letter grades would give an undeserved boost to charter schools. An American-Statesman analysis of the advisory A-F grades issued this month shows that charter schools did fare better compared with their traditional public school peers under the...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Critics of the new A-F grading system for Texas schools have long warned that the state’s letter grades would give an undeserved boost to charter schools. An American-Statesman analysis of the advisory A-F grades issued this month shows that charter schools did fare better compared with their traditional public school peers under the...