Eight demographic indicators are used to match comparable counties. Counties are statistically matched on:
The four counties most similar to the county of interest are listed.
For example, the four similar counties to Baldwin County are McDuffie, Thomas, Laurens, and Seminole. Thomas comparable counties are Troup, Baldwin, Greene and Lamar. Picture a Venn Diagram - Baldwin and Thomas have similarities but are not completely overlapping circles. The statistical methodology balances differences across the eight indicators and provides a way to match demographically similar counties. For questions about the statistical methods, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.