Visualize the Topography of Wages in America with the Living Wage Map

An ongoing public debate about the struggle of low-income families to stay afloat raises a key question: how great is the gap between the minimum wage and the amount of money needed to meet a minimum standard of living? 

The Living Wage Calculator, developed by Professor Amy Glasmeier of MIT, examines this question. Esri has map-enabled the Calculator data, revealing regional patterns. You can explore wage gaps for counties and top metro areas, and toggle between three different family scenarios.