The One Minute Geographer: The Magical Meridian — The Poverty Line, Education and Immigration

The Poverty Line on the 100-degree meridian. See text for information about counties. Base map from twelvemilecircle.com. County names and lines added by the author.

There’s more to the Poverty Line we saw on the last post about the Magical Meridian. As we might expect, that north-south gradient on the meridian, and on the Great Plains in general, shows up in other things such as the proportion of the population over age 25 holding a bachelor’s degree, and in the number of foreign-born…