May 24, 2013 Data, data, data
Lots of cool stuff at the Community Commons website – mostly health and poverty-related,census tract by census tract. I don’t have time to really dig around yet, but the bottom line seems to be that despite all the talk about gentrification, poor people (or at least census tracts with lots of poor people) are still within city limits far more often than not. The only difference between rich cities (NYC) and more suburbanized or poorer cities is that in NYC or SF, the poor areas are at the city’s fringes but still not in suburbia (e.g. Bronx, the southern half of San Francisco) while in, say, Atlanta, they are more likely to be near downtown.