Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Map: The Racial Dot Map

This amazing map from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service shows a dot for every person in the United States, color-coded by race according to the 2010 US Census. It's absolutely beautiful, and it tells a really amazing story about the demographics of the US. This shot of Tucson (above) shows the dramatic shift in demographics between the northern and southern parts of the city. And, as a Tucson local, it's interesting to explore racial distributions in familiar parts of town (that cluster of red near the city center-- that's the University of Arizona). Read about the methodology and scripting behind the map here, and go get to know your city!

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