Poverty Risk Index

Despite the great turnaround stories we saw, there remain numerous communities suffering in this era of economic dislocation. This map shows how each U.S. County compares to the national average of households below the poverty level. The map highlights whether areas are better or worse off than the average American household is. The size of each symbol represents how many households live within that county.

Maps provided by Esri, the global leader in location intelligence. The technology combines mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data. We wrote about the company and the extraordinary impact it has had on its hometown, Redlands, California, in the book.