Remember those cool dot-by-dot renderings detailing the racial and ethnic distributions of 100 or so cities Swamplot featured a few months ago? Eric Fischer’s eye-opening map of Houston showed a city striped with different-colored pie-shaped wedges, but didn’t have much you could dig into. Working with data company Social Explorer, the New York Times website now has a version that displays much the same information, but it’s interactive, and allows you to zoom in on individual Census tracts. The “Mapping America” project covers the entire country and allows exploration of other metrics related to ethnicity, housing and families, income and education. Nothing’s included from the 2010 Census yet, though: the data comes the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey through 2009.
A few notable Houston-area snapshots include this map to same-sex couples:
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Another graphic showing median household income by Census tract:
Changes in median household income since 2000:
And changes in median monthly rent since 2000:
More, including changes in median monthly home values, here.
- Mapping America: Every City, Every Block [New York Times]
- Previously on Swamplot: Slicing the Pie: A Map of Houston by Race
Images: New York Times and Social Explorer