This project is being done for GIS Health and Planning Class 10:762:420 at Rutgers University. The purpose on this project is to study income areas of Mercer County and see if there is a pattern of segregation. This area is of particular interest to me as I am an dual Economics and Planning & Public Policy major and want to study demographic trends that may affect various markets. One variable I used was recent foreclosures  in the county.  I will plot this area against median income and race.  Additionally, I will plot locations of Top 25 Sub-prime Lenders that have offices in Mercer County.

My hypothesis  is that there lower income areas, particularly ones with minority groups, may have been easily targeted by these lenders due to location. I will study patterns visualized in the maps and draw conclusions.

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