NYT – Interactive Map of Poverty in the United States

7 Jan

Thank you to my friend Jennifer for writing about poverty. Please read her article and I would recommend also reading about the current distribution of wealth.

Indiana Jen

SNAPThe New York Times has published a powerful interactive map of poverty in the United states. The nation-wide map provides color coded information county-by-county. Additionally for highly urban areas, such as New York City and Los Angeles, it provides even more detailed and specialized information.

The map is generated from data collected from the census bureau. The Poverty Threshold in America in 2012 was $11,945 for an individual under 65 and $23,283 for a family of four.

To examine the interactive map, check out the map here.

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4 Responses to “NYT – Interactive Map of Poverty in the United States”

  1. Christopher Wilson January 7, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    Thank you for sharing this. I just read an article regarding wage increase in NJ and people still living in poverty. Interesting that at $8 an hour at the going work week of 32 hours (look it up) after the 17% taxes all those folks fall just under the poverty line. So very sad. Thank you as always Michael for sharing and digging up info that would otherwise go unnoticed.

  2. Jennifer Carey January 7, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    Here is more information about income inequality in the US done by the PEW Research Center:

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt January 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

      Thank you for providing the additional link. I’m hoping we start more conversation around poverty and around a living wage, as opposed to a minimum wage.

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