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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Mapping the education gap

Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn are blue, showing most residents have a graduate education, in a dot map showing the distribution of adults by educational attainment. A bachelor’s degree is green, “some college” is yellow, high school is orange, less than high school is red.

“Neighborhoods in which a person grows up affect his or her future earnings, longevity, and educational outcomes—all of which are, of course, interconnected,” notes City Lab.

Kyle Walker, a geography professor at Texas Christian University, created the dot maps.

Below is my home town of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. If you want to live by the lake, you’d better be blue.

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