The One Minute Geographer: The Magical Meridian — The Poverty Line

The ten counties with names in Red have the 10 highest percentages of persons in poverty; the 10 with names in Black have the smallest percentages. Base map from twelvemilecircle.com. County names and line added by the author.

In today ‘s post we’ll look at “The Poverty Line” on the Magical Meridian. This line is a reflection of the fact that there is distinct gradient of higher income in the north to lower income in the south. Rates of people in poverty reflect that trend. On the map the 10 counties with their names in black have the lowest poverty rates; those in red have the 10 highest poverty…