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Chicago Map: Housing, Development, and Displacement

Description: This map produces statistics on housing behaviors, community composition, economic development, and demographics for each Census tract in Chicago.

How to use: Click on a Census tract to pull up the corresponding set of graphs. Hit the switch below the map to select tracts for the second (comparison) slot. You can use the embedded map below, or go to its dedicated webpage.

Data: The map sources data from the US Census (including the 2013-2017 ACS) and Eviction Lab.

Rent burden is calculated as follows: Consider some percentage (we use 30%, 50%, 80%, and 100%) of the Chicago Area Median Income (AMI): $62,400. Identify that income's percentile within the Census tract of interest. Assume that a household at that income percentile also pays the rent at that percentile, and identify that rent. Divide annual rent by income to produce rent burden. For example, 50% AMI is $31,200. In tract 6103, a household earning $31,200 is in the 38th percentile of the tract-wide income distribution. Assume that household pays the 38th tract-wide percentile of rent, which is between $600 and $700/month. Take $650 * 12 / $31,200 to get a rent burden of 0.25.

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