Interactive Heat Map: Poverty in North Carolina


In the past, we have shared various U.S. maps about unemployment, food stamps, and average income, and here we have found another interactive heat map about poverty in North Carolina.

According to the federal government, poverty level was defined as an annual income equal or less than $23,283 for a family of four, or $11,945 for an individual in 2012. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the overall poverty rate of Borth Carolina in 2012 was 17.2 percent.

There are several types of family got higher poverty rate (%):

  • households led by single women with children under 5 (51.6%)
  • households led by single women with children under 18 (42.8%)
  • households led by single women (34%)
  • family with children under 5 (21.2%)
  • family with children under 18 (19:8%)

Check out the following heat map by selecting specific category in the drop-down box:

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