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California Poverty by County and Legislative District

These interactive maps show 2017–19 average poverty rates for counties, congressional districts, state senate districts, state assembly districts, and local areas, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM). The CPM is a joint research effort between PPIC and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality that, unlike the official poverty measure, takes into account the cost of living and resources from social safety net programs.

For more information or questions, please contact Caroline DanielsonPatricia Malagon, and Sarah Bohn.


How do I navigate in the interactive map?

Navigation tools are located in the upper-left corner of the map view. To zoom in and out, click on  and , or you can use the magnifying glass icon () to search. Reset the map by clicking on the home icon (). The right arrow () displays more tools. To move within the map, use the pan icon (), or hold down Shift and then click and drag your mouse across the map view. Click here for more information on the navigation tools.

Can I download data, an image, or a pdf from this interactive tool?

Select the download icon () in the toolbar below the interactive for download options, including image and pdf. To download data (where available), make sure to first click in the map or chart view (near the map or chart); otherwise this option will be disabled. Downloading all data rows as a text file will create a .csv file that can be opened in Excel.

Does PPIC have other Tableau interactives?

Click here to see more PPIC interactives on Tableau Public.


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