13.3 Social Area Analysis

The three models explain where people live in U.S. cities

The Census

Urban areas in the United States are divided into census tracts that contain approximately 5,000 residents and correspond, where possible, to neighborhood boundaries.

Combining the three models

If the models are combined rather than considered independently, they help geographers explain where different types of people live in a city, such as Dallas, Texas.

Limitations of the models

Critics point out that the models are too simple and fail to consider the variety of reasons that lead people to select particular residential locations.
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