Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Race-Colored Map of New York

Based on cartographer Bill Rankin's original racial map of Chicago, Eric Fischer created similar maps for the top 40 cities in the United States, including New York, seen above. According to Fast Company, Fisher used U.S. Census data from 2000 to create a map where one dot equals 25 people. The dots were then color-coded based on race: White is pink; Black is blue; Hispanic is orange, and Asian is green.

Compared to other cities, New York has "vast areas of extreme racial concentration. But the sheer size of those areas means that the boundary areas become intensely rich areas of cross-cultural ferment," says Fast Company.

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