Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Baltimore Life Expectancy Map


If you are unfortunate enough to live in West Baltimore then you can expect to live about as long as a North Korean. People living in Sandtown have a life expectancy of 70 years, which is similar to someone born in the impoverished dictatorship of North Korea.

Not all Baltimore residents are quite so unlucky. If you live in Roland Park. one of Baltimore's wealthiest neighborhoods you have a life expectancy of 84, which is similar to someone living in Japan.

Baltimore's Capital News Service has released an interactive map which shows the life expectancy in each of Baltimore's neighborhoods. The map colors each neighborhood based on the residents' average life expectancy and labels each neighborhood with a country which has a similar level of life expectancy.

The Baltimore Life Expectancy Map shows that for most Baltimore residents their life expectancy is similar to someone born in one of the world's poorest countries.
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