September 22, 2010

Colour Code

Eric Fischer maps the top 40 US cities by race, using 2000 census data. Each color-coded dot represents 25 people: Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, and Orange is Hispanic. The maps are oddly pretty, and revealing.

Here’s New York:

Yes, most American cities have pretty sharp lines between the colours.  But not all.  Can you guess this one:

It’s the only city over a million that is one-third white, one-third Hispanic, one-third Asian.

It’s San Jose and Silicon Valley.

For the 40 largest American cities, go here.  I’d love to see the Canadian equivalents.

And thanks to Gladys We.

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