Archive for the ‘Maps’ Category

Income and Children in London

April 7, 2015

London has highly concentrated wealth in its central boroughs, with average incomes in Kensington and Chelsea and the City of London at £137,000 and £117,000, respectively. Barking and Dagenham has the lowest average income: £22,800. Income in London is highly, inversely correlated with the number of children per adult. Barking and Dagenham has almost twice the number of children per adult (.33) compared to Kensington and Chelsea (.17). While the idea that wealthier families have fewer children has been extensively studied, the scale of difference here is quite striking.

–Source: 2011 UK Census
–Created by: Staff at Webster Pacific


London Income

London Scatter

Which Neighborhood In San Francisco Has the Highest Average Income?

March 3, 2015

What neighborhood has the highest average income in the City of San Francisco? Surprisingly, it’s not the well-known neighborhoods in the Northern part of San Francisco like Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow or the Marina. It’s actually West Twin Peaks and Noe Valley, both in the Southern part of the city. We would surmise this has something to do with the explosion of wealth in Silicon Valley and the desire of dot-commers to live in San Francisco. Worth noting is Portrero Hill and Bernal Heights, also in the Southern part of the city and also with significant average income.

Of course, if you go North to Marin or South to San Mateo County, you will find neighborhoods with substantially higher average incomes.

Image 1 - San Francisco, Marin & San Mateo Average Income Map

Image 1 – San Francisco, Marin & San Mateo Average Income Map

Image 2 - San Francisco Area Census Data

Image 2 – San Francisco Area Census Data

— Data Source: ACS (American Community Survey)

— Compiled by: Staff at Webster Pacific

Countries That Have Declared Independence from the United Kingdom

September 17, 2014

Scotland votes on whether to secede from the United Kingdom tomorrow and, if they do leave, they will join a vast array of former UK nations, starting with the United States in 1776 and continuing for hundreds of years and on every continent.

–from GlobalPost

Solar Time Often Very Different than Clock Time

March 11, 2014

This map shows the difference between solar time and clock time, with red indicating a later solar time. Much of the world is shaded red, with China having an especially stark situation, as the whole country is on one time zone. Click the image for a much larger view.

–from chartporn

Dominant Pizza Chains in the US

January 17, 2014

California’s Winter Snow Pack at Dangerous Low; Droughts Ahead

January 16, 2014



California’s winter snow pack is dangerously low this January, leading to series concerns of droughts this year. The water from this snow pack creates 65% of the state’s water and some hydroelectric power.

–from The Atlantic and the USDA

Maps of Dominant US Religions by Region

January 1, 2014

These maps show both the dominant christian and non-christian religions by county and state. The only surprise here is Bahá’í, which is a comparatively new religion with a much smaller number of followers than the other non-Christian religions.

–from The Washington Post

US Regions Have Distinct Personalities

October 25, 2013

Using data from 1.5 million personality tests across the US, researchers found three distinct regional personalities across the five personality traits of the Myers-Briggs test.

–from The Atlantic Cities

Each Country’s Most Visited Website

October 7, 2013

Facebook and Google rule the world’s web usage. There are some interesting regional winners, including the Chinese and Russian search engines, and Palestine’s #1 website is a newspaper.

–from Oxford’s Geography Department

North Dakota is the Modern Horatio Alger Story Setting

July 22, 2013



This fascinating map shows the likelihood that a child from the bottom fifth of income will rise to the top fifth. In much of the Southeastern US, the likelihood is significantly lower than most of the country. Most notable, however, is North Dakota, which thanks to its persistently low unemployment rate, growing energy sector, and strong social policies provides essentially a one in three chance of moving to the top.

–from The New York Times