On The Road For The Conventions

While the politicians and the media gather at the conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia in the next few weeks, American Communities Project Director Dante Chinni will be traveling through Ohio and Pennsylvania watching those events with voters.

The goal is to talk to people who live in very different kinds of places about the conventions and the candidates in what has become an extraordinary political year.

In Ohio, the stops will be:

  • Monroe County, near the West Virginia Border. It has a population of about 14,000, a median household income of $41,000 and an unemployment rate of 10.8%. It is a Working Class Country county in the ACP breakdown.
  • Delaware County, just north of thriving Columbus. It has a population of 193,000, a median household income of $91,000 and an unemployment rate of 3.1%. It is an Exurb in the ACP breakdown.

In Pennsylvania, the stops will be:

  • Montgomery County, just outside of Philadelphia. It has a population of 819,000, a median household income of $80,000 and an unemployment rate of 3.7%. It is an Urban Suburb in the ACP breakdown.
  • Westmoreland County, southwest of Pittsburgh. It has a population of 357,000, a median household income of $52,000 and  an unemployment rate of 4.5%. It is a Middle Suburb in the ACP breakdown.

Content from the trip will appear here and on the websites for the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

There is a map of all the types below.

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