1. Download/save dataset locally on your computer
2. Open Tableau and connect dataset to a new project
3. Go to worksheet and double click title to name Graph
a. US Counties by Births in 2016
4. We will be placing markers by counties, which are listed under “Area Name” field.
Change this to be recognized as a geo feature, county.
5.Now drag the Area Name field down to your marks shelf. Make sure Area Name is
assigned to details of the marker. Because this field is assigned a geo role, longitude
and latitude information will be generated for you under columns and rows.
6. We want each county to be colored by the number of births in 2016. Drag Births (2016)
measure down to your markers shelf, and assign it to color.
7. At this stage he color is not differing between counties. To fix this hover over the Births (2016) field you just added to your marks shelf and click on the drop down arrow. From there select discrete.
8. Now each county is given a color based on the exact number of births in 2016; however,
we will now change the color palette in order to have a continuous range of colors
encode the data in an easier to understand fashion. Click on the Color button in your
9. Select Edit Colors and change your palate to be Orange. Assign and apply this palette
then select OK.
10. Each county is colored appropriately; however, many counties are not included in this
dataset, creating empty spaces in your heat map. To fix this find the State field under
dimensions and drag it to your marks shelf. This will color each state as well.