Abstract or Description
This map represents quality of life in Maine by looking at six data points for each county: education (percentage of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree), median household income, unemployment rate, disability rate, life expectancy and obesity. Each value is weighted and formulated together to give the county a value. Each county’s relative rank in these categories is compared to create an overall ranking among the 16 counties in Maine.
Source Data Note
I collected data from health equity pages on maine.gov, and from healthdata.org reports on all of the Maine counties. I also collected data from the Maine Office of GIS.
Recommended CitationSommers, Brian "Atlas of Maine: Quality of Life by County," Atlas of Maine: Vol. 2016: No. 1, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/atlas_docs/vol2016/iss1/12