Wednesday, December 15, 2010

U.S. census results

The NYT takes advantage of GIS to generate a map based on data from the Census Bureau for "Every City, Every Block", showing colour-coded patterns in race & ethnicity, income, education, and housing and families. The data is apparently from 2005-2009, so this is not the latest official census (at least, I don't think so). But it is extremely interesting — even apart from specific colour codes, it gives quite an illuminating view of population concentration and distribution across the country.

The link is to the default map, which is a view of greater New York City broken down by racial and ethnic groups, but you can zoom out and scroll over to any other part of the country, and click on the "View More Maps" button to see the other mapping options.

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