Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Changing Cities

Last week Kyle Walker released his Mapping Immigrant America interactive map which is a dot map showing the number and origin of immigrants in America at the census tract level. Kyle's map is an interesting way to explore where immigrants from different regions live in the USA.

If you want to explore how the racial and ethnic diversity of neighborhoods are changing over time then you can refer to the Changing Region interactive map. The Visualizing a Changing Region, Block by Block map allows you to view the change in the racial make-up of neighborhoods in America's largest cities. The two side-by-side maps show the largest ethnic group in each census tract for two different dates. Using the slide control the user can easily make direct comparisons of how the racial and ethnic mix of neighborhoods and cities has changed over time.

If you want to know more about the racial and ethnic mix of a block then you can click on the map to view the percentage of the white, black, Asian and Hispanic populations. The Changing Region interactive map uses data from the U.S. Census bureau and shows race and ethnicity for 2000 and 2010.

You can also explore the racial diversity of American cities in 2010 on the University of Virginia's Racial Dot Map. This map uses colored dots to visualize the geographic distribution and racial diversity of every neighborhood in the USA. The map contains 308,745,538 colored dots. Each dot represents one American and the color of the dot indicates the represented person's race and ethnicity.

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