Monday, January 06, 2014

Mapping Poverty in the USA

A new map from the New York Times uses data from the Census Bureau to show the percentages of people living below the poverty line in each census tract in the USA. The Mapping Poverty in America visualization uses the Google Maps API to provide poverty percentage rates and the numbers living in poverty in each USA census tract.

You can zoom in on the map to view the poverty levels at any location or you can use the links under the map to quickly zoom to a number of the larger US cities. The map includes two different views, a heatmap view that shows the percentage of the population living in poverty and a dot map view which uses circles which are sized by the number of people living below the poverty line.

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