Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

A great mapping tool created by New York Times looks at demographic estimates from the US Census down to meshblock level across the United States looking at various variables such as ethnicity, household income, housing costs and education.

It is interesting seeing the various distribution including the abrupt change in ethnicity/income at 96th street in New York at the northern end of Central Park (the empty rectangle in the middle, from one of the richest areas of NYC to one of the poorest in a few short blocks.

It would be interesting to see the same thing done with New Zealand data once the new census information comes out.

To explore the tool, click here

 

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