Coronavirus by Zip Code: Virus’ Geography Tells a Troubling Story

USA Today has put together an interactive map that allows you to search coronavirus cases by zip code. What it reveals is both elightening and troubling.

First, it’s clear that population density is positively correlated with coronavirus spread. But the data also show that this virus is disproportionately impacting non-whites and low-income families.

Areas where median household income is less than $35,000 have infection rates twice as high as neighborhoods with a median household income of more than $75,000. Non-white majority neighborhoods have nearly five times as many cases as neighborhoods that are mostly white. 

USA Today was able to get data for 26% of U.S. zip codes. Try searching yours here.


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