Project 2 (Springfield, MA) - Assessing Low Income And Recreational Areas

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For our second GIS project we had to analyze recreational areas and parks in relation to low income areas.

We chose Springfield, MA as our study area since it is on Forbes' list of one of Amerca's fastest dying cities.

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Project 2 (Springfield, MA) - Assessing Low Income And Recreational Areas

  1. 1. Forest Park, Springfield, MA Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/billhectorweye/737311226/ LOW INCOME AND RECREATIONAL AREAS Raymond Chetti Yang Gao City of Springfield, Massachusetts
  2. 2. Purpose of Study Locate low income areas. Analyze the relationship between low income and nearby recreational areas. Analyze walking distance to large parks.
  3. 3. Population and Income Analysis
  4. 4. White Population in Low Income Area
  5. 5. Black Population in Low Income Area
  6. 6. Asian Population in Low Income Area
  7. 7. Other Population in Low Income Area
  8. 8. Low Income & Park Analysis Low Income Area of Springfield, MA Rest of Springfield, MA
  9. 9. Sources American Factfinder www.factfinder.census.gov/ Massachusetts Geographic Information System www.mass.gov/mgis/

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