Mapping Student Debt is a new interactive map site that lets you see which parts of the country are the most affected by student load debt and delinquency.
More than 42 million Americans owe a total of $1.1 trillion in student debt, making it the second-largest liability on the national balance sheet. A generation ago, student debt was a relative rarity, but for today’s students and recent graduates, it’s a central fact of economic life that we don’t know much about. Mapping Student Debt is changing that. The maps below show how borrowing for college affects the nation, your city, and even your neighborhood, giving a new perspective on the way in which student debt relates to economic inequality.
The full map is very detailed, and zooming in on the City allows you to see which NYC zip codes (read: neighborhoods) have the highest and lowest student load debt.
Unsurprisingly, Manhattan has some of the lowest debt in the City, while the Bronx, and outer parts of Brooklyn and Queens have some of the highest.