The New Yorker illustrates the economic inequality in our lovely city with a data-packed subway map.
New York City has a problem with income inequality. And it’s getting worse—the top of the spectrum is gaining and the bottom is losing. Along individual subway lines, earnings range from poverty to considerable wealth. The interactive infographic here charts these shifts, using data on median household income, from the U.S. Census Bureau, for census tracts with subway stations.
Created by designer and illustrator Larry Buchanan this set of infographics uses a simple and familiar New York metaphor to show income disparity across the five boroughs of New York – the MTA subway system. Click on any New York City subway line to see an instant, graphic picture of the income levels at each stop on each line and the giant swings.