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The Geography-Based Relationship Between Income and Transit Use

December 17, 2013 - in Analysis, Transportation

There is a common perception in much of America that poor people ride public transit to work, while wealthier people drive. Here in the D.C. area, this is true—to an extent. It's the case in the District (where the average commuter makes $51,469, to just…

Mapping Economic Inequality On Every Block In The Country

April 26, 2013 - in Analysis

The average male worker earns less in inflation-adjusted wages than he would have in 1968. As the middle class hollows out, the gap between rich and poor…

Urban Trees Reveal Income Inequality

June 4, 2012 - in Environment

Research published a few years ago shows a tight relationship between per capita income and forest cover. The study’s authors tallied total forest cover…