Source: U.S. Census Bureau; Association of Bay Area Governments. Smart Growth Strategy: Regional Livability Report. Oakland, CA. August 2001.
1. Which counties have the largest population? Which have the most land? Which have high densities? Which have low densities?
2. Do you detect a relationship between percent of open space and median household income? Why might that be the case? Some argue that open space preservation prevents the construction of affordable housing. Think of one reason why that might not be the case.
3. Which counties contain most of the jobs? The average commute for residents living in these counties is still rather high. Why might that be the case?