Four Corner States Percent Population Below Poverty, by County (2018)

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Title

Four Corner States Percent Population Below Poverty, by County (2018)

Subject

This map illustrates the percent of the population that were below the poverty line, by county, within the four corner states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) in 2018.

Description

This map illustrates the number of people per square mile that live in each county within the four corner states. Out of a total of 139 counties among the four corner states, the minimum percent of the population below the poverty line was 3.5 percent, the maximum was 36 percent, and the mean was very nearly 15 percent. New Mexico had 13 counties that had at 26.5 percent or higher percent of the population below poverty, followed by Arizona and Colorado which both had five counties with 26.5 percent or higher. Utah did not have any counties with 26.5 percent of the population or higher below the poverty line.

One factor that could influence the percent of the population that were below the poverty line is the tribal lands or reservations in New Mexico but especially in Arizona.[1]

Creator

Maggie Plessinger

Source

[1] United States Environmental Protection Agency. Arizona Tribal Lands and Reservations. United States Environmental Agency. Published 2011. https://www3.epa.gov/region9/air/maps/az_tribe.html

County Subdivisions: TIGER/Line Shapefiles from the US Census Bureau, at census.gov, downloaded in December 2020, data from 141 counties

Poverty Data: US Census Data downloaded from the US Census Data website, downloaded in December 2020, data from 139 counties

Publisher

Website maintained by Chantel Sloan, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department at Brigham Young University.

Date

County subdivision boundaries and poverty data from 2018.

Contributor

Maggie Plessinger

Rights

ArcGIS Pro: (Version 2.6.1) Esri Inc.https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-pro/

Relation

N/A

Format

PDF

Language

English

Coverage

Four Corners region (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) subdivided by county. The map scale is 1:6,238,604.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Map file generated using ArcGIS Pro 2.6.1

Files

(2) Poverty Map.pdf

Reference

Four Corner States Percent Population Below Poverty, by County (2018), Maggie Plessinger, Website maintained by Chantel Sloan, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department at Brigham Young University., County subdivision boundaries and poverty data from 2018.