Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

This map from The University of Virginia's Cooper Center shows the racial geography of the United States with one dot for each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census. Looking at New York City we see the geographic boundaries of race that have only become more pronounced since the data was compiled in 2010. The line on the Upper East Side that separates blue from orange is 96th Street. Neighborhoods boundaries like Harlem, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side are clearly visible by race. These lines are easily traced back to historic policies including redlining that shaped cities across the country. Hopefully, the map can soon be updated with recent data so we can see how these lines have changed over the past decade. 

Blue = White
Green = Black
Orange = Hispanic
Red = Asian

Credit: Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

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