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Section 2.4 | Geographic

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United States Median Income 2011-2015

The darker and greener dots represent counties where the median income is higher.

I used a dataset from Golden Oak Research Group, LLC. “U.S. Income Database Kaggle”. Publication: 5, August 2017 for this visualization. In terms of creating the visualization, I simply joined circles with each median income in the dataset. The darkest circles (highest median income) are around the bigger cities in the US, which is expected.

I would be interested in looking up how to aggregate data points based on area; I imagine it would involve binning the longitude/latitude coordinates and then calculating some aggregate numbers on these bins. Currently there are too many points, which is causing the visualization to load slowly.