Wednesday, October 01, 2014

America's Divided Cities

Esri has mapped occupational class, income and educational achievement for every census tract in the United States. The Geography of Class, Education, and Income in the United States uses three maps shown side-by-side, one map for each of the three metrics.

The Occupational Class map shades each census tract to show the dominant occupational class. The Education map shades each tract to reflect the percentage of the population with a Bachelor degree or higher. The third, Household Income map, shows the average median household income.

Using the maps you can zoom in on any city in the United States and explore the various socio-economic divides that split modern America. City Labs has also used these maps to illustrate how today's cities show a 'clear pattern of class division and segregation across the entire United States'.

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