Chapter 13.3 Social Area Analysis

Census data and the three models explain where people live.

Census Tracts

These are divided urban areas in the USA that contain around 5,000 residents.

Social Area Analysis

A kind of study that compares the distributions of characteristics and creates an overall picture of where various types of people tend to live.

The three models of urban structure

These models (described in ch 13.2) explain where groups of people typically cluster within urban areas.
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