NYT – Interactive Map of Poverty in the United States

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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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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8 Responses to NYT – Interactive Map of Poverty in the United States

  1. Jen, I wish more of us would publish articles about poverty and the increase for those now experiencing poverty! Great article and thank you for the links. Forgive me for being so bold to also include this link about the distribution of wealth in the United States, or rather the maldistribution of wealth: http://hulshofschmidt.wordpress.com/?s=Distribution+of+wealth&submit=Search

  2. Reblogged this on Social Justice For All and commented:
    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: http://hulshofschmidt.wordpress.com/?s=Distribution+of+wealth&submit=Search

  3. momshieb says:

    As a public school teacher, and a member of the Badass Teachers Association, I am trying very hard to bring the issue of childhood poverty into the national discussion. Thank you, Jen and Michael, for this very insightful and in depth article! Jen, may I share it with the other BATs on our Facebook page?

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