The New York Times displays racial distribution nationwide

The New York Times has generated a pan-and-zoom map of the United States that shows the distribution of racial and ethnic groups, using a method very similar to that of Bill Rankin and Eric Fischer in the maps that I mentioned in September, though the data is drawn from the Census Bureau’s 2005-2009 American Community Survey rather than the official 2000 Census, as was used by Rankin and Fischer.  As well, the colors are different and the dots represent 50 people at the highest resolution (Rankin and Fischer used 25), with the resolution varying by zoom level.

Anyway, I would recommend it to anyone interested in the United States’ racial and ethnic demographic distribution (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau).

Hat tip: Matthew Yglesias

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About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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