February 2016: Exploring Income Inequality in New Jersey

In these posts, we perform a series of analyses to understand if household income is distributed unequally throughout New Jersey, compared to other states in the country. Using data from the 2010-2014 5-year American Community Survey, we will explore two variables related to household income distribution, the Gini Index, and the 80/20 Household Income Ratio. Read the posts below to learn how household income is distributed within our counties and neighborhoods and which can be considered unequal. 

February 23, 2016: Exploring the Connection Between Equality and Exclusion

In this post we conclude our exploration into income distribution in New Jersey by discussing the connection between equality and exclusion. In our most recent post, we hinted that low indicators of inequality do not necessarily indicate the best possible outcomes. This is because income equality and inequality can be seen in both high-income and low-income communities.

February 15, 2016: How Equal are New Jersey’s Towns and Cities?

In this post we will explore the degree of income inequality seen in New Jersey’s municipalities[1]. Using the same process as in our previous analysis where we explored the Gini Index and 80/20 Household Income Ratio of US counties, here we can get a more granular view of inequality seen within our counties.

February 8, 2016: Essex County, NJ: One of the Nation's Most Unequal Economies.

In these posts, we perform a series of analyses to understand if household income is distributed unequally throughout New Jersey, compared to other states in the country. Using data from the 2010-2014 5-year American Community Survey, we will explore two variables related to household income distribution, the Gini Index, and the 80/20 Household Income Ratio.