Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service maps the population distribution of every person in the United States based on the 2010 census along racial and ethnic lines. The resulting map features 308,745,538 dots, each dot representing one person: Caucasians are blue, blacks are green, Hispanics are orange, Asians are red, and other races are shown in brown. We all know that densely populated areas correlate with high diversity among people. However, it is not until population is mapped that we begin to see, from a bird’s-eye view if you will, the break down of where different ethnicities live. When looking at it from this angle, we start to learn the extent of segregation within cities all around the United States and more.
To read Slate’s analysis of the map, click here.
To view and interact with the full map, click here.