A Closer Look: Working Families

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“In fact, the recovery plan provides a tax cut – that’s right, a tax cut – for 95% of working families. And, by the way, these checks are on the way.”
– President Barack Obama – Domestic Priorities to a Joint Session of Congress (2/24/09)

Researchers choose to define working families using many different income categories. On PolicyMap, you can use a number of data layers to see these various categories. The maps below show two different ways of considering where working families live.

The lavender color on the map shows where households are making between $40,000 and $60,000, according to Claritas.

Also using Claritas estimates, the map show where more than 80% of households are making less than $75,000.

Stay tuned for PolicyMap’s own income analytic that will simplify this comparison!

Join next week as we look at Unemployment, Foreclosure, and our final thoughts on how PolicyMap can help visualize President Barack Obama’s plan.