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April 7, 2011

Richmond Fed Introduces New Online Map Publication

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's latest online publication, "5th District Footprint," provides a spatial analysis of various types of issues affecting communities in the region. The publication will be available online six times a year.

The current issue maps the 2009 estimate of the poverty rate across the Fifth District using data from the United States Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The map shows the poverty dichotomy among Fifth District states — Maryland and Virginia have some of the lowest poverty rates in the country while West Virginia, the District of Columbia and South Carolina have some of the highest.

Find "5th District Footprint" on the Richmond Fed website

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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