Dougherty County is home to 93,000 people. It also has a high infant mortality rate among its African-American residents. The local health department is trying to curb that with a program that combines prenatal care with parenting lessons.
The U.S. Census bureau has released the latest data on median household income across the nation. New York NPR member station, WNYC created an interactive map that measures income trends across neighborhoods allowing users to explore differences in income down to the state and county. Dante Chini, director of the American Communities Project at American University in Washington, D.C., explained the importance of examining the nation’s differences in income and wealth on the NPR program The Takeway.