Web developer Jill Hubley has created a data visualization mapping the most common languages in New York City, broken down by census tract. Users can select individual languages to see where they are the most common, as well as filter out English and Spanish—the most common languages—to see the widely varied demographic makeup of the city’s population. The visualization uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey
Visualizing the Languages of New York City
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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