Monday, December 15, 2014

Just how segregated we really are...

You know I love the clever use of maps, particularly Google Maps, and have featured maps many time on this blog (although it's been a while).

Here's a great map showing demographic information across the United States.  Zoom in and see just how segregated we really are.  All communities, really, if you zoom in far enough.  I don't think this is a good or bad thing, in and of itself.  Anyway, look at the map and see for yourself.

The map was created by Dustin Cable, of the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia.
"The Racial Dot Map"
"One Dot Per Person for the Entire United States"

Full screen map:
http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html
Note: I prefer to click the "Add Map Labels" button on the left to better see what I'm looking at.

Explanation of what the map is showing you:
http://www.coopercenter.org/demographics/Racial-Dot-Map

Look at Milwaukee in the image below.  Amazing to see the clear lines between groups.