Spatial Auto Correlation - Poor
Description: The maps below shows the spatial auto correlation of poverty with poverty being divided into two categories: poor and non-poor.

The map  is based on 1990 Census Block Groups and is projected in Michigan State Plane - South.

Map Development: The four income categories below were created as follows:
  • Poor: any block group with greater than 25% poverty 
  • Nonpoor: any block group with less than or equal to 25% white population
  • Nonpoor border: any nonpoor block group that bordered a poor block group
  • Poor border: any poor block group that bordered a nonpoor block group
  • No values: a few of the block groups represents rivers, parks, or other unpopulated areas
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Kent County, MI

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