The People’s Reporter is back. On Friday, you’re my boss. You decide where I should go and which stories I should chase down. If you already have an assignment in mind, email me or call me right away. I’ll be clocking in around 8 a.m. tomorrow.

My phone number is 619.550.5668 and my email address is We want to answer your questions about the 2010 Census. My colleague Adrian Florido and I have been exploring how San Diego neighborhoods are changing and what population shifts mean for the area’s historical values.

The Census estimates released so far can answer these basic questions about your neighbors: Are there more or fewer of them? Are they more or less ethnically diverse? Are more or fewer homes in the neighborhood empty? Do more or fewer children live nearby? Is the neighborhood more or less dense?

We’ve already examined the decline of Latinos in neighborhoods they historically dominated, the decline of blacks in their historic core and the overall shift toward greater diversity in the county. What else would like to know?

To get started, I’d suggest this interactive map by the New York Times. You can zoom into to neighborhood-level detail about each of the questions I listed above. If you find something especially interesting, let me know.

I’ll provide updates on my People’s Reporter assignments throughout the day Friday through Twitter — you can follow me @keegankyle — and this blog, Data Drive. That’s all for now, boss.

Please contact Keegan Kyle directly at or 619.550.5668 and follow him on Twitter:

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