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Old 03-28-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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Lighter colors indicate a lesser overall percentage for the largest ethnic group in the tract (for instance, a light shade of green might mean 40% white, whereas a dark shade of green might mean 80% white). Green > White. Yellow > Hispanic. Blue > Black. Red > Asian. All maps at identical scales.

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Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - NYTimes.com

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Washington DC/Baltimore


Boston


Miami


Dallas/Fort Worth


Houston


Philadelphia


Atlanta


Detroit


Any surprises? Who do you think has integrated and diversified the most since the census? Who has integrated and diversified the least?

A note: just because it's green, doesn't mean its not diverse. If an area is 40% white, it will still show up as green even though it's majority-minority.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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OH man. Very interesting maps there. Thanks for posting them.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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Looks like Houston is showing the biggest percentage increases of various ethnic groups led by Hispanics. Dallas is a close 2nd it looks like.

Wow San Francisco had a huge gain in Asian population!

Cool maps!
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Yeah, I think Houston and DFW are the most impressive visually. SF, Atlanta, and DC (in no particular order) round out the top 5. Many neighborhoods in all of these cities have had seismic racial shifts. The majority neighborhoods in these five cities has at least changed shades of whatever color they are, which would probably be a noticeable difference to anyone living there. It's also amazing how much diversity is going to the suburbs; it's almost like next time there aren't going to be any 'dark green' suburban areas left in some of these cities!

For a relatively slow-growing city (in percentage terms), NYC has seen a ton of change, too. Especially in New Jersey.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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cool maps. i can definitely see the change in northern virginia. the map makes it look like a joke around dc but i feel like i've see much more diversity on a day to day basis than what the map makes it out to be. dulles/reston area is definitely going to gain a huge asian/indian population as it already is. the reston and herndon areas are turning into a little new delhi. centreville is turning into a korean area also. people, take a drive in these areas and tell me i'm lying. seriously. the diversity in the area is really going to pick up.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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cool maps. i can definitely see the change in northern virginia. the map makes it look like a joke around dc but i feel like i've see much more diversity on a day to day basis than what the map makes it out to be. dulles/reston area is definitely going to gain a huge asian/indian population as it already is. the reston and herndon areas are turning into a little new delhi. centreville is turning into a korean area also. people, take a drive in these areas and tell me i'm lying. seriously. the diversity in the area is really going to pick up.
That's why I cautioned that "green" doesn't mean "white bread" necessarily. Lots of light green areas are actually very diverse (with 35/30/15/10 type spreads). And that's why I restricted it to larger metros. If you look at these maps for cities like Portland, Nashville, or Pittsburgh, they will show by contrast just how much diversity it actually takes to have these maps split into a bunch of different colors. A "red" census tract or two is actually indicative of a major, noticeable Asian population, for instance.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Greater Bay Area 2000 & 2010


The East Bay 2000 and 2010
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Greater Bay Area 2000 & 2010


The East Bay 2000 and 2010
What are some of the big changes in the Bay Area? I don't know the metro too well and I don't see a big change in the demographics aside from what seems to be an explosion of the Latino population around Stockton and Sacramento.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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What are some of the big changes in the Bay Area?
Well here are some of the most notable:

In Oakland, Hispanics replaced Blacks in many Eastern neighborhoods...
Oakland 2000 & 2010

As a result, Blacks, Whites and Hispanics each account for about 25% of Oakland's 2010 Population actually making arguably the most diverse city in the country even more diverse.

The Outer East Bay saw its diversity increase quite a bit...
Outer East Bay 2000 & 2010


Panning north if we look at the area Northeast of Oakland we see a surge in Asians and Hispanics as well.
Northeast Bay 2000 & 2010


The South Bay's Asian & Hispanic population went from big to even bigger
South Bay 2000 & 2010


The Urban Area core that is comprised of San Francisco and Oakland remains an incredibly diverse place in 2010.(1 dot=1,000 people)
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Major demographic changes in Chicagoland:

Mexicans have expanded more on the southwest side and west suburbs into former majority white neighborhoods.

Whites have become the largest group in most of former black majority near southside community(Roosevelt Rd. to 26th St.) and have expanded more in the near westside. I say this is due to gentrification, but not exactly what most people are thinking: white yuppies increasing, minorities decreasing. The black population still saw very decent growth(as high as 44% in the most populated census tract of the near southside) in the near southside community. Just not nearly as much compare to the growth from whites( as high as 477%). Overall, the near southside increased in population by 124%, making it the fastest growing community in the city of Chicago this census. And the best part is every major racial/ethnic group saw growth. However, the near westside black population decreased significantly.

Census tract 3301(near southside)

2010 population- 16,735(+232%)

Whites- 51%(+477%)
Blacks- 26%(+44%)
Asians- 14%(+ 964%)
Hispanics-6%(+366%)
Multiracial- 2%(389%)

Census tract 3302(near southside)

2010 population- 3,806(+63.8%)

Whites- 41%(+83%)
Blacks- 33%(+15%)
Asians- 20%(+256%)
Hispanics- 4%(+21%)
Multiracial- 2%(+134%)

More on the southside:

Chinatown and adjacent Bridgeport has become more Asian; 89% and 34-37% Asian(predomianetly Chinese) respectively.

The south suburbs have become blacker

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