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County Demographics and More

by Betsey Lippmeier

Patchwork Nation is a geographic/demographic breakdown of countecs  into twelve different types of communities.  It is used to analyze how different communities experience culture, the economy, and politics.

Boston is located in Suffolk County, which Patchwork Nation classifies as “Monied Burbs“.

Patchwork Nation was started in 2008 by the Christian Science Monitor to analyze that election.  It is now a collaboration between the Jefferson Institute, the Wall Street Journal, NewsHour, WNYC, and local public broadcasting stations.

Dante Chinni, the director of the Jefferson Institute, discusses reasons why Martha Coakley may have lost the special election to Scott Brown in 2010.

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