Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Numerous newer homes in South Jordan, Utah, Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

According to data gathered by researchers Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren, when it comes to poor families and income mobility, location matters in Utah — and everywhere else.

Chetty and Hendren's Equality of Opportunity Project uses data to help answer the question of how to improve economic opportunities for low-income children. Data from their study — captured in an interactive graphic at The New York Times — shows how much living in a specific location can add to a child's income in the future.

According to the data, for example, a child growing up in the 25th income percentile in Salt Lake County would make some $1,160 more by the age of 26 than they might've if they had grown up in an "average place." That same child growing up in Morgan County would make some $7,250 more, by comparison. Duchesne County would be best for that child, according to the data, with its added income predicted to fall somewhere around $8,100.

These numbers change when the data is sorted by gender and income percentile. Salt Lake County, for example, produces low numbers for boys ($210) and much higher numbers for girls ($2,830) in the 25th income percentile.

Explore the New York Times graphic showing data for Utah and the other states, or delve into Chetty and Hendren's research on their website, equalityofopportunity.org.