Why we love it
This map reveals the sobering fact, in nearly every part of American cities, there are people living in poverty. We can see the ratio of households living above and below the poverty line. We also get a clear visualization of neighborhoods struggling with poverty and the issues often tied to it. We love this map lets you click on each neighborhood for more details.
Why it works
A map of ratios can be powerful. In the US overall, there are 6.2 households living above the poverty line for every household living below. This map uses green to indicate areas with a higher than normal ratio of households living above, compared to below, poverty. Orange areas show a higher than normal ratio of households living below the poverty line.
Applied geographer, map curator for Living Atlas of the World and Urban Observatory. I work with talented people to make better maps by eliminating the noise and increasing the signal.