These Apocalyptic Maps Show The Holes Income Inequality Has Left In Cities
In one part of Chicago’s Near West Side, the median household income is $104,000. In another—about a mile away—it’s about $20,000.A recent data visualization maps out the city’s stark income inequality in diagrams that look like a skyline: The taller the “building,” the higher the income on that block.
Tall buildings represent the wealthy; short ones represent the poor. What’s missing? The middle class.