Archive for December 2010

2010 Oregon Governor Contest Net Margin in Eugene-Springfield

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Kitzhaber was strongest in central Eugene and Dudley relatively stronger in the outlying areas. It is interesting how far Springfield has moved to the Republican side in the last decade.

Source of data: Lane County Elections. Source of map: Lane Council of Governments.

2010 Oregon General: Governor Contest Net Margin in Lane County

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The rural areas of Lane County were clearly more Republican than the core.

Source of data: Lane County Elections. Source of map: Lane Council of Governments.

2008 Other Oregon Income Distribution

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The red line shows the share of income held by each centile (1%) of population. A perfectly egalitarian distribution would follow the 45 degree blue line from the lower left corner to the upper right corner.

Any real world distibution would fall short. The question is how much. The Gini coefficient measures the amount of area between perfect equality (the 45 degree blue line) and the actual distribution of income along the red line.

The Gini coefficient for the State of Oregon in 2008 equalled 0.45.

The Other Oregon, as defined here, includes everything except Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Source of data: 2008 American Community Survey, Public Use Micro Sample.

2008 Portland Metro Income Distribution

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The red line shows the share of income held by each centile (1%) of population. A perfectly egalitarian distribution would follow the 45 degree blue line from the lower left corner to the upper right corner.

Any real world distibution would fall short. The question is how much. The Gini coefficient measures the amount of area between perfect equality (the 45 degree blue line) and the actual distribution of income along the red line.

The Gini coefficient for the Portland Metro Area in 2008 equalled 0.45.

The Portland Metro, as defined here, includes Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Source of data: 2008 American Community Survey, Public Use Micro Sample.