Monday, February 06, 2017

The Changing Face of New York

The wealth gap is growing in New York. The middle-class is shrinking while lower income and higher income groups are both growing. This is just one of the findings from a detailed report from the Citizens Housing and Planning Council exploring how New York neighborhoods have changed in the ten years from 2000 to 2010.

You can read the full report Making Neighborhoods - Understanding New York Transitions 2000-2010 (PDF) or a shorter summary (PDF) of the report's findings.

The data from the study is also available to view on the CHPC Making Neighborhoods interactive map. Using the map you can explore for yourself the changing demographics of New York neighborhoods. By selecting a neighborhood on the map you can view how the neighborhood has changed over the ten years in key demographic areas, such as race, age, foreign birth, household type, education level and poverty.

The key at the bottom of the map explores the 16 different socio-economic types identified by the report. The key is interactive. This means that you can view where these different types of New York groups live in the city on the map when you hover over a color on the map key.

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