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Mapping Baltimore’s Inequalities

1 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 06, 2012 11:00am

If you’re a data nerd, you could get lost in the New York Times data maps of the 2010 census information. Sometimes a good map can reveal information more vividly and directly than a paragraph of text — take, for instance, the image showing the change in median household income over the past decade. It’s a clear picture on the block-by-block level of which neighborhoods are winning (Hampden; Charles Village), and which are collapsing (Remington, Waverly, Reservoir Hill). But that’s not the whole story.

The map of households earning annual incomes of $200,000 or more (below) looks pretty much like you’d expect — wealth is concentrated in the north of the city, with smaller pockets downtown and to the west of the city:

But if you look at the actual distribution of household wealth, money in Baltimore turns out to be quite a bit more scattered, with rich people sprinkled throughout the city:

However, the city is still remarkably segregated when it comes to race:

And there’s a pretty clear line between who does and doesn’t send their children to public schools:

So, Baltimore — do these maps reflect the city you know?

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