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|50th percentile (median)||28.76|
This map displays the major airports in and around Alabama. It shows how the state can divided according to which airport is the closest as the crow flies.
The flags are a sample of 500 census tracts (of 1,178 tracts total) within the state.
On the above map, some census tract flags may look like they are colored for one airport's region but are actually in another airport's region. The census tract flags are colored with which airport they are closest to as the crow flies along the surface of the earth (the Haversine distance formula). The region boundaries that are displayed on map were computed assuming assuming the earth is flat. (The lines that divide regions are a Voronoi diagram, and I couldn't find any algorithm that calculate the lines on a sphere such as the earth.) In short, although a few census tracts may look like they're mislabeled near a boundary, it's actually the boundary that is slightly wrong.
|Airport||Code||Number of People for whom this is their closest airport|
|Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport||BHM||1,716,829|
|Huntsville International Airport (Carl T. Jones Field)||HSV||1,026,376|
|Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field)||MGM||942,246|
|Mobile Regional Airport||MOB||574,778|
|Northwest Florida Regional Airport / Eglin Air Force Base||VPS||177,400|
|Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport||PNS||133,898|
|Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field)||CHA||87,245|
|Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport||ATL||62,012|
|Tallahassee Regional Airport||TLH||53,290|
|Jackson-Evers International Airport||JAN||5,662|
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