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.

8 thoughts on “NYT – Interactive Map of Poverty in the United States

    1. Jennifer Carey Post author

      Thanks for sharing the link Michael. Poverty is a serious issue in the United States. We have more working poor and less of a safety net than ever before. There is a problem when you can have an education and work more than a full-time job and still be below the poverty threshold.

  1. momshieb

    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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