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This data was obtained from the US Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey (ACS). The US income datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse the US population in relation to family and household income levels.

These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate income levels across the US. Reports can be generated which examine the levels of median household income, median family income and household income within the US at the State, County, CSA and MSA geographical levels. You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. Income levels across the US can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data.

Below is an example of a simple US income report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.

Description of Map

A simple report was created using eSpatial mapping software and the Income (State) dataset it provides. This report examines US state level median household income, median family income and household income between $75,000 and $99,999.

States are colored and categorized according to their level of median household income. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored states (e.g. Wyoming) have the lowest median household income values, less than $60,000 while red colored states (e.g. California) have the highest, greater than $77,500. It is also therefore easy to surmise that light orange (e.g. Idaho), orange (e.g. Utah) and dark orange (e.g. Indiana) colored states have values which lie somewhere in between $60,000 and $77,500 respectively.

Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Median Family Income to see these values mapped in relation to US states).

Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort ascending on Median Household Income to see which state has the lowest level of median household income). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on Median Household Income so that values between $30,000 and $50,000 are only displayed on the map).

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