Thursday, January 25, 2018

Educating Boston

Ungentry is a tool for mapping Boston census data over time. It allows you to explore how Boston's demographics and housing market has changed over time. Ungentry is designed to show how Boston's neighborhood are changing and how susceptible they are to gentrification.

You can explore three different categories of data on the map, demographic, financial and housing data. When you choose a data set from one of these three categories you can see it visualized on top of three different maps - one for 1990, one for 2000 and one map showing the data for 2010.

A choropleth layer on each map allows you to see how the selected data has changed over time. For example, in the screenshot above you can see that most Boston neighborhoods are becoming more educated. In 2010 most neighborhoods had a higher proportion of the population with a college degree, compared to 1990 and 2000.

The data used in Ungentry comes from the 1990 and 2000 US Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey.

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