I like numbers.
I like maps.
I like to understand how many of a thing there are, and where they are.
I spent a few minutes today examining the 2018 United Healthcare US Open participant list. I took the number of players from each US state and put them on a map. I did the same thing for each country.
The individual statistics don’t match the grand total. Some of this is explained by the participant list including people that bought tickets for the pro matches or t-shirts, but aren’t playing in any divisions.
It is my expectation that the By State option is the most accurate count of players out of the three views. (550 by state, but 551 in the country list for the US, for example.)
BatchGeo has an excellent mapping service, that will let you set a number of items onto a location and then see them on a map.
View US Open 2018 Participants by country in a full screen map
View US Open 2018 Participants by state in a full screen map
Participant count by country:
United States 551
Costa Rica 9
South Korea 1
Participant count by US state:
North Dakota 18
New York 12
North Carolina 7
South Carolina 7
New Jersey 5
South Dakota 5
District of Columbia 1
New Hampshire 1
New Mexico 1
I took a look at these same numbers in 2017, and you can find my info and the maps here.
I took a look at these same numbers in 2016, and you can find my info and the maps here.
I took a look at these same numbers in 2015, and you can find my info and the maps here.
I did a similar article looking at the number of certified referees and instructors, here.