Block-level 2010 Census race and ethnicity data for the Atlanta metro area as 3D maps, with an interactive DeKalb County bonus fun time party map
As mapping and cat enthusiast who just moved to a new area, I thought it only natural to make a series of maps tracking the movements and moods of local domestic cats. However, it turns out that the domestic cat movement and mood data collected by both state and local government agencies in Georgia is not quite up to the standard of that available in Florida.
So I just made some maps of the 28-county Atlanta metro area using block-level data from the 2010 Census instead.
The first map shows the black population. The shading represents, from light blue on the low end to dark blue on the high end, the percentage of each block’s population that is non-Hispanic black. The height of each block shows the number of people in each block who are non-Hispanic black.
And one more time for the Asian population.
A similar map showing the non-Hispanic white population doesn’t work all that well visually, so I left it out. Just sort of imagine the inverse of the first map above. Or, better yet, have a look at this block-level 3D map of the non-Hispanic white population in the Atlanta metro area I did awhile ago using 2000 Census data (it’s a PDF, by the way).
Hey, in fact, here are a bunch of other maps along the same lines that you may (seriously, you have my permission) enjoy. They’re all PDFs, some of the multiple-megabyte variety, so click accordingly.
- 2D map of the majority race by block in the Atlanta metro area in 2000
- A slightly brighter but otherwise mostly identical version of the previous map
- 2D map of the majority race by block for all of Florida in 2000, a particularly big file
- 3D map of the black population by block in the Atlanta metro area in 2000
- 3D map of the Hispanic population by block in the Atlanta metro area in 2000
- 3D map of the black population in Palm Beach County, Florida, with 2000 data adjusted to 2010 tabulation blocks
- 3D map of the black population in Palm Beach County, Florida, with 2010 data in 2010 blocks
- 3D map of the Hispanic population of Palm Beach County, Florida, with 2000 data adjusted to 2010 tabulation blocks
- 3D map of the Hispanic population of Palm Beach County, Florida with 2010 data in 2010 blocks
- 3D map of the block-level change in total population from 2000 to 2010 in Palm Beach County, Florida
Wasn’t that fun? Now, as promised, I have one last treat for you, an interactive block-level bonus fun time party map of DeKalb County. The shading reflects the percentage of each block’s population that is non-Hispanic black, from dark purple for a very small share of the population to dark green for a very large share. Blocks shaded red have no residents.
The map is centered on Decatur, but zoom out or pan about for all of DeKalb County. Click on any block to see its 2010 population and basic racial and ethnic breakdown.
Are we done yet? The heck we are. If you liked everything above enough that you kept reading to this point, I bet you would like to have a look at these county-level 3D maps of 2004 and 2008 presidential election results.
And if you like those, I should probably just come over to your house so we can hang out, talk about cats, and compare the features of our smartphones.