See Which World Nation Shares Your Neighborhood’s Life Expectancy

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Via cnsmaryland.org
Via cnsmaryland.org

The golden age of data visualization has delivered another stunner: this heat map of life expectancy in Baltimore that matches each neighborhood to a world nation.

According to the graphic (made from 2013 data), residents of Guilford and Roland Park enjoy an average life expectancy at birth of 84 years. That’s as good as Japan. On the other end of the spectrum lie Greenmount East and Seton Hill, where average life expectancy is 66, matching India and Pakistan.

The interactive map, released by the Capital News Service, is a provocative way to visualize the many different lives that Baltimore City offers. Of course, it’s looking at only one metric, but life expectancy correlates with economic and environmental realities.

Take a look at the map here. What country are you living in? And what is it bordering?



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