In the United States, your location is tied to how much money you can earn. Wealth is increasingly concentrating in urban centers like San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York.
A new interactive map — which plots average incomes in counties across the US — highlights this modern reality.
Developed by the mapping-software company Esri, the tool indicates these income brackets with four different colors. The blue dots represent areas where the typical household makes at least $100,000 per year; purple is $50,000 to $100,000; pink is $25,000 to $50,000; and red is less than $25,000. Larger circles mean more households with a particular salary range.
The project explores patterns of wealth and poverty within American cities and the country as a whole.
Check out the data below.
As you can see in the map below, many people in the bright blue urban centers, like Los Angeles and Washington, DC, make over $100,000.
To create the map, Esri used US Census data.
Nationwide, about 25% of households earn six figures. Around 22% of households earn less than $25,000 annually.
A closer look at individual cities shows economic disparities between neighborhoods.