Visualizing Virginia - Poverty

Reading the map: This chart uses a dot to indicate the percentage of each locality’s population living in poverty and groups the localities by region.

Income levels are generally higher in the more urban regions of the state, so that localities within these regions (with a few exceptions) tend to have a lower poverty rate than the localities in the more rural regions. However, this abacus-style image shows, for example, a wide range of poverty rates across localities within the Valley and West Central regions.