Visualizing Virginia - Median Household Income

Reading the map: This chart uses a dot to represent each locality’s median household income and groups the localities by region.

Drastic locality and regional differences are evident in this “abacus-style” visualization. The gap between the highest and the lowest median household income among Virginia’s 133 localities is nearly $100,000. The Northern region has both the widest range of median household income levels among its localities as well as the highest income levels overall compared to other regions. Localities in the Southside and Southwest regions, on the other hand, have the lowest median household incomes. Moreover, the highest median household income among Southside or Southwest’s localities is still below the lowest median household income among the Northern region’s localities.