Friday, October 09, 2015

The Color of Debt

ProPublica has created an interesting interactive visualization showing the black neighborhoods in St. Louis, Chicago and Newark hit hardest by debt collection lawsuits. The interactive shows choropleth maps of each city showing the neighborhoods hardest hit by debt collection lawsuits and the neighborhoods with the largest black populations.

As you scroll down the page on The Color of Debt webpage the map highlights some of the neighborhoods in the selected city which are hardest hit by debt collection. When a neighborhood is highlighted on the map you can view details on the area's median income, the number of debt judgments per 100 residents and the percentage of the population which is black.

The map also makes use of animated Street View animations which allows you to take a first hand look at each of these neighborhoods hampered by debt and debt collection.

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