Exploring the distribution of wealth in the United States with data from the US Census API for the Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon

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Who's behind this?! Relax. It's just me, Carlos Cardona


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A couple of caveats worth mentioning

  • Though the different races are broken out in the Census data set there is no 'latino' section. Based on the size of the 'caucasion' section I'm guessing latinos are being included there.
  • For each subsection the most granular the data gets is 18-64 years old. That's not so great so predictably that ends up being the largest group of each race living under poverty