Mapping America

In: Culture History Housing Interactive Maps Source: NYT

15 Dec 2010

The NYT’s has created a huge variety of interactive maps based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Click on “view more maps” to see different breakdowns (income, race, housing, education). Roll-overs popup details at the county or census area level. Related article.

Here’s the percentage of foreign born population in Washington DC:

Heat map of washington DC showing percent of foreign born population

Change in income level since 2000:

Map of United States showing income level change since 2000

This one shows how racially divided DC still is (green vs blue)”:

Interactive map showing washington DC race geographically

They also used the data for some more detailed analysis, such as “How NYC’s Racial Makeup has changed since 2000” (clockwise from upper left: white, hipanic, asian, black). Related article.

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1 Response to Mapping America


Nancy Meaker

December 16th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

The one with the median income is so cool. And slightly disturbing.

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