Find Out The Racial Makeup of Your Neighborhood with NY Times Interactive Map

Back in September we showed you Eric Fischer's amazing maps of American cities, including Miami, that highlight racial segregation based on 2000 census data. Well, The New York Times seems to have been either inspired, or just straight up in a rip-off mode, and has produced a similar interactive map of its own based on 2005-2009 census data.


Here's how Miami looks. One dot equals one hundred people. Yellow dots indicate Hispanics, blue dots indicate blacks, and green dots indicate whites.

Compared to Fisher's map of 2000 data it looks like the self-segregation of blacks and Hispanics has held. Fisher's maps showed that whites dominated the far southern reaches of the county, a finding that the Times' map doesn't quite show.

If you zoom out and view all of Florida it not only gives you an idea of the racial makeup of the entire state, but really drives home how South Florida really is the most densely populated area of the state.

You can take a look at the map yourself and search for your specific census tract.

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Kyle Munzenrieder