Mapping Occupations Against COVID-19 Cases in NYC


New York City first released its community level COVID-19 on March 26th and is updating it regularly. I compare this data against 2018 American Community Survey occupation data in NYC zip codes. The results show correlation between local COVID-19 cases and the places where more exposed workers live (ie. health, food, protection, cleaning, transport etc.) compared to places where workers are more likely to work from home (ie. management and professional). Elmhurst, Queens, which has been especially hard hit, is one of those places with more high risk workers. COVID-19 is showing variations at the community level, but figuring out why will be challenging. However I think occupation is one important variable to consider.