Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Mapping Student Debt

A new map of student debt levels shows the sheer scale of the problem of student debt in each United States neighborhood. The Mapping Student Debt choropleth map shows the average student loan balance in each household at zip-code level.

If you enter the name of a town or a zip-code into the map you can view choropleth leyers showing the average household student loan balance, the delinquency rate and the median household income in that area.

Below the map is some interesting analysis of the geography of student debt across the United States. For example, the map reveals that delinquency is more prevalent in low-income zip-codes than in better off neighorhoods. Affluent zip codes, on the other hand, have higher than average student loan balances per household.

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