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RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Faculty Sponsor Name

Professor Uli Ingram

Disciplines

Geographic Information Sciences

Abstract (300 words maximum)

POPULATION AND INCOME DIFFERENCES OF METRO ATLANTA

Abstract

This study examined the population and median income among Asian, Black, and White residents within the immediate Metropolitan Atlanta area. The objective of this project was to determine differences in population and income within these counties, determining if there were any notable disparities. The information studies population and income numbers from 2019 of the U.S. Census via the American Community Survey. The areas of focus are Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. The population data is represented on a Dot Density map which plots a dot for every 3,000 individuals of the select demographic group. The second map is represented through 3 Choropleth maps, one for each race, which breaks the respective incomes into 3 classifications. The results show that despite the Black population representing a majority portion of the Metropolitan Atlanta area, it is last in median income. While the Asian population has the lowest population numbers representing the highest median income. The White population is significantly higher than the Asian population but is comparable to the Black population. The results of the findings showcase a disparity in median income among Blacks compared to other groups in focus. Examining the causes of such disparity is needed to ensure a more balanced distribution of income.

Keywords: Population, Income Difference, Race, Atlanta

Project Type

Poster

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Yes, asynchronously via recorded video upload

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POPULATION AND INCOME DIFFERENCES OF METRO ATLANTA

POPULATION AND INCOME DIFFERENCES OF METRO ATLANTA

Abstract

This study examined the population and median income among Asian, Black, and White residents within the immediate Metropolitan Atlanta area. The objective of this project was to determine differences in population and income within these counties, determining if there were any notable disparities. The information studies population and income numbers from 2019 of the U.S. Census via the American Community Survey. The areas of focus are Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. The population data is represented on a Dot Density map which plots a dot for every 3,000 individuals of the select demographic group. The second map is represented through 3 Choropleth maps, one for each race, which breaks the respective incomes into 3 classifications. The results show that despite the Black population representing a majority portion of the Metropolitan Atlanta area, it is last in median income. While the Asian population has the lowest population numbers representing the highest median income. The White population is significantly higher than the Asian population but is comparable to the Black population. The results of the findings showcase a disparity in median income among Blacks compared to other groups in focus. Examining the causes of such disparity is needed to ensure a more balanced distribution of income.

Keywords: Population, Income Difference, Race, Atlanta

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