Chapter 13.3 Social Area Analysis

The three models esplain where people love in the US.

The Census

Urban areas throughout the United States are divides into section tracts the have around 5,000 residents that correspond to neighborhood boundaries when possible.

Combining the Three Models

When the models are combined rather than independantly, it helps geographers explain where different types of people live in cities throughout the United States.

Limitations of the Models

Because the three models are all based on conditions that existed in US cities, critics question their relevance to urban patterns.
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Mapping US Census Tracts with web-GIS