Thursday, June 20, 2019

For those that think homeless people migrate to warmer climates.... is a scatterplot of the Census 2017 homeless count per capita against mean January temperature by state:

See a correlation?  No?  That's because there isn't one.

(Note: y-axis was previously mislabeled).

Update: David Albouy asked me to look after controlling for urbanization.  Here is what I got:

Homeless people do tend to congregate in more urbanized states.  But again, climate has nothing to do with propensity for homelessness.

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