Race and ethnicity 2010: Detroit

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    Maps of racial and ethnic divisions in US cities, inspired by Bill Rankin's map of Chicago, updated for Census 2010.

    Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Yellow is Other, and each dot is 25 residents.

    Data from Census 2010. Base map © OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA

    mímesis, dannyman, {Kate C.}, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dannyman 72 months ago | reply

      That dividing line on the North side of the city, is indeed 8 Mile Rd, which I think was the name of Eminem's movie.


    2. sc wolverine 72 months ago | reply

      this is one of the biggest differences with the north and south.Cities like Savannah & Charleston have a racial make up like Flints also areas are close in size.The areas between black and white kind of flow back and forth for no reason.Flint northside all black east &west mostly white.These southern cities have a lot of crime but not as bad as Flint also race relations are better . Wich is strange because blacks came to these to cities on slave ships they came to Flint for jobs and a better life.

    3. drcohn 69 months ago | reply

      I suppose it would be difficult to incorporate census data from across the border for a better visualization of the region...

    4. Eric Fischer 69 months ago | reply

      I'd like to include it, but last time I checked it wasn't available except in very coarse detail.

    5. Rafa Cofiño 67 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work! We´ve included a post about it in a spanish blog of public and community health

    6. nathaniel.mullen 64 months ago | reply

      Your work is amazing - I was blown away by the first Race and ethnicity maps this 2nd round is just as amazing. I am an artist working with students in Detroit and we attempting to make our own maps of our communities. We going to use your maps in class to have a conversation about community and geography. Thanks for sharing

    7. @annwimsatt 59 months ago | reply

      Eric Fischer Eric, how does one go about producing these maps from 1910 forwards? This map tells the middle of the Great Migration story but we would all learn so much about how public policy actually works if we could see the previous 10 decades.

      I am most interested in cities like Detroit and Saint Louis where the Great Migration settlers moved to the center of the city versus cities like Chicago or New York where the migration happened to one distinct side or the other.

    8. Eric Fischer 59 months ago | reply

      The ones from 1990 to the present are much easier than any previous years, because the full data is available online. For previous censuses, you would have to go back to the printed reports for each city, and much less detail was available. Maps of some old Census data are available at www.socialexplorer.com/

    9. NatFan9 56 months ago | reply

      Horray for racist sentiments. #sarcasm

      Also notice how you see several blue dots north of 8 mile, but no red dots south of it.

    10. FlerbR 56 months ago | reply

      Bull.. You see only what you want to see.
      Look at the full size jpg .....Screws your snidey insinuations right up doesn't it?

    11. NatFan9 56 months ago | reply

      FlerbR You dont have to be so mean about it. Just making observations.

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