Saturday, March 20, 2010

Understanding Kentucky income by region

When the Census Bureau divides Kentucky into thirty "microdata" areas and MACED maps the results, there's a clear pattern to Kentucky incomes.  The lowest median household incomes are found in rural southeastern Kentucky and in urban Jefferson County, while the highest median incomes are found in northern and eastern portions of Jefferson County and a (noncentral) portion of Fayette County.


  1. Is there a correlation of achievement in these micro-data sets?

  2. Coming up, I'll be posting maps of high school attainment and college attainment, and they show a closely related pattern. (That's not a statistician's answer, but I hope it's helpful.)


Updates and data on Kentucky education!