Interactive Heat Map: Homeless Population in New Jersey

In the previous post, we have introduced how to create heat map in Google Maps, and here we just found another heat map showcases homeless population in New Jersey that darker purple refers to larger homeless population from 2012 to 2013.

According to the data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, there were around 12,000 New Jerseyans were homeless across the 21 counties last year that was the lowest level in the past five years. However, the annual point-in-time homeless counts have not declined throughout New Jersey that Atlantic, Essex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset and Union counties all counted more homeless population this year, especially Ocean County.

Nationally, there were 4% drop of homeless population when compare to the previous year, and by 8% drop since 2008.

Now you can click the below image to see the detailed information by counties:

Map Reviews: 4/5 Stars

There is heat map legend clearly indicates heat map values for various counties, and this map is content-sufficient with both mouseover and mouse click info boxes. However, content within mouse click info box can be better presented by bold subtitles, dividers, or tables.

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