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New Chicago Subway Income Map Says Next Stop, Wealth Gap

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The You Are Here project, where a team at the MIT Media Lab will endeavor to create a new map every day for a year with the aim of building a "an atlas of human experience," recently turned its focus to Chicago with a new map that charts median household income within a half-mile radius around each L stop. Inspired by a New Yorker feature about wealth inequality along New York's subway lines, this fluid L income overlay gives an interesting perspective on the peaks and valleys of the city's wealth distribution. The Red Line is a pefect example, running from the highest (North and Clybourn, at $113,837) to the lowest (63rd Street, at $17,632).

·Median household income by station along Chicago's L system [You Are Here]
·Cool Map Thing archive [Curbed Chicago]