A trend line has been added to show the expected rent based on the median income in that county. While the relationship isn’t significant, the trend line does not imply causation and definitely isn’t the only variable that could be influencing rent prices. The trend line will adjust as filters are changed. This will change the significance of the model.
The state filter allows you to filter down to an individual state. Both the visualization and the treadline will then adjust to this selection.
If you have an interest in a particular county you are able to find it here. Selecting a county using this filter will remove all other counties and allow you to focus directly on the point of interest.
The data for this visualization comes from the American Community Survey with is conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The data set can be found at http://factfinder.census.gov. It is labeled, MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS (IN 2014 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS), Table B19013. The 2010-2014 5 year estimates were used since they are the most recent data available from the American Community Survey that can be used for every county. The visualization is representative of data collected in that time period.
Once the data was downloaded it was manipulated in Microsoft Excel and Access. Once it was in a usable form, it was loaded into Tableau where I rendered the visualizations and added filters.
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