Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Dot Map of Immigrant America

Kyle Walker of Texas Christian University has updated his Mapping Immigrant America to include the latest ACS data.

Mapping Immigrant America is a dot map showing the number and origin of immigrants throughout the United States. The data for the map comes from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey carried out at the census tract level. Each dot on the map represents different numbers of people from the same geographical region. The number of people represented by each dot differs at different zoom levels. At the highest zoom level one dot equals approximately 25 people.

The map legend shows which colored dots represents which region of origin. This legend is interactive and allows you to turn individual groups on or off on the map. This means that you can more easily visualize where immigrants from distinct regions have settled within the USA. It also allows you to more clearly see the distribution of different immigrant groups within individual towns and cities.

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