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Old 01-05-2014, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Today the New York Times published an interactive map:

Mapping Poverty in America - The New York Times

It show the incidence of poverty by neighborhood. As expected, there is a huge positive correlation between poverty and crime.

My area in Briargate has a poverty rate of just 1.8% In the most notorious neighborhoods near South Academy, the rate approaches 50%

The map may be useful to answer questions about where to live.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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An amazing map, thank you.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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Indeed that is an interesting map - areas with larger or newer houses or more land don't necessarily mean less poverty - my parents live in a newer neighborhood with bigger homes near me, but my neighborhood with the tiny 900 square foot homes from the 1950's actually has about 5% less poverty. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Kinda reinforces my point, about stuff just to the left of the Reservoir down in Sec-WF. And the fact that there are pockets of good in the bad, and bad in the good.

I used to say that people in this town wouldn't know a ghetto if it bit them in the rear. I must revise that. Not long ago, a close friend of our family had an outdated washer/dryer to dispose of, and one of his daughter's "friends" needed it. We agreed to transport it, since I've got a suitable hauling vehicle. Our adventure took us to a street called Loomis, allllll the way down to the end of it, off of B street and south of Stratmoor Hills Elementary.

While I wasn't afraid of being shot on sight, I was afraid to drive on the roads, because they were so incredibly littered with all kinds of trash, I was worried a random sharp piece of something would puncture my tires at any moment. By trash, I don't just mean the friendly paper kind obviously, but broken glass and splintery boards with or without rusty nails. The...person...to whom we were delivering said appliances...had us carry it through his sucking mud and dog poop filled yard to place it by the backdoor of his trailer. I've walked through crack and rat infested Over the Rhine in Cincinnati and felt less of a need to disinfect myself upon arriving at home. Just. Yuck.

That's officially the worst I've seen here. The Academy/Chelton/Murray corridors have nothing on this squalor.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Today the New York Times published an interactive map:

Mapping Poverty in America - The New York Times

It show the incidence of poverty by neighborhood. As expected, there is a huge positive correlation between poverty and crime.

My area in Briargate has a poverty rate of just 1.8% In the most notorious neighborhoods near South Academy, the rate approaches 50%

The map may be useful to answer questions about where to live.

Thanks great map
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:52 AM
 
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I was unable to pull of Colorado Springs on the map... it would show the map but not populate the color codes. At the bottom of the page is a series of optional cities to choose, but not sure how to get CS to light up...
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:15 AM
 
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Just click on the big map and keep zooming in at Colorado Springs until you see what you want to see of Colorado Springs.
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