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July 13, 2011 / Omar J. Peters

Cities Race and Ethnicity Mapped

These maps of race and ethnicity in 40 U.S. are simply stunning. Instead of the usual homogenous swatches of polygons used to represent the racial make-up of a city’s neighborhoods, these maps give a more tangible representation of what the neighborhoods are like by using dots to indicate population groups.

The maps use U.S. Census 2010 data (there is also a 2000 series) and each dot represents 25 people.

  • red is White,
  • blue is Black,
  • green is Asian,
  • orange is Hispanic, and
  • yellow is Other.

Here is the map for New York:

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