Data Visualization The Racial Dot Map, by Dustin Cable

Published on August 18th, 2013 | by Travis Korte


A Map of Race in America

This Racial Dot Map shows all 308 million United States residents, color-coded by ethnicity. The interactive map, created by demographer Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia, is based on 2010 census data; the data is publicly available through the National Historical Geographic Information System. Although some regions may look integrated at a distance, zooming into the map reveals sharply segregated neighborhoods and block.

Take a look.

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About the Author

Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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