Monday, August 12, 2013
The Racial Dot Map of America
The Racial Dot Map is a fascinating Google Map visualising the geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the USA. The map uses data from the 2010 US census, with each of the 308,745,538 dots representing the location of one American.
There has been a proliferation of dot maps recently, from Brandon Martin-Anderson's Census Dotmap, visualising the populations of the US, Canada and Mexico, to The Guardian Census Dot Map, showing the home location of every person in England and Wales.
The University of Virginia's dot map however goes beyond being just a visualisation of geographic distribution as it also visualises the distribution of race and ethnicity in the US.