Dustin Cable has created something incredible.
It’s an illustration of every person in the United States, using data from the 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot on the map is a person, and he used their race to plot colors and figure out which areas of our country are inhabited by each race.
The map was actually created in 2013, according to a Creative Loafing report, but it has recently gained popularity on Reddit and a few other websites.
“This map is an American snapshot; it provides an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country,” Cable told Creative Loafing.
You can see the map for Atlanta at the top of this page, with its neighborhoods labeled. The major highways are also drawn on the map, so you can use landmarks like the Grady Curve and Interstate 285 for reference.
There’s plenty to be said on this map about where each race has settled over time, but there are also several areas where mixing and mingling is occurring more recently. For instance, areas along the Beltline – mostly in East Atlanta – are getting whiter as a young, progressive population settles there.
If you’re a local, this map could keep you occupied for quite a while. Here are a couple areas of note I found on the map.
One of the most diverse areas of the city is right where the Atlanta Braves are building their new stadium. So take your “White Flight” argument and throw it in the garbage.
Note: The above map has been corrected to fix an earlier mistake made in location.
It’s not hard to find the campus of Georgia Tech, with a high enrollment of Asian students:
At this link, you can check other cities’ demographics on the interactive map of the entire country.