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Forests, predictions and Census data: How we analyzed the effects of race on bankruptcy rates

Since Shelby County is an extreme outlier in its bankruptcy rate, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism analyzed which demographic characteristics separate high-bankruptcy U.S. ZIP codes from low-bankruptcy ones. Along with analyzing total personal bankruptcies, we explored how demographics impact the type of bankruptcy filed — Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. To do this, we used 2022 […]