Mapping economic inequality

Mapping economic inequality

As income inequality continues to grab public attention on the national stage, we at inewsource decided to take a look in our own backyard.

Our investigative researcher and analyst (and now full-time hire!) Leo Castaneda used the Census Reporter visualization tools and the 2012 American Community Survey data to find San Diego neighborhoods with the highest and lowest income inequality.

Why? Because data can tell stories about who we are as a community, as it does in this story. But, as Leo writes in the new report,

“Keep in mind we aren’t saying income equality is in itself a good or bad thing, and there’s no perfect level of income distribution. Germany and the Netherlands have lower income inequality than the U.S. But so do Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.”

Leo also mapped the data, so you can find out how your neighborhood fares. Check it out here, along with his radio story which aired on KPBS this morning.

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About Brad Racino:

Brad Racino
Brad Racino is a senior reporter and assistant director at inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email bradracino [at] inewsource [dot] org.