For our inaugural Themed Thursday, our theme is…maps!
This week, we are recommending this Racial Dot Map composed by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
According to the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the map “provides an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country. The map displays 308,745,538 dots, one for each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census.”
We are particularly impressed by the scope of the project, mapping out every single individual counted in the 2010 Census. If this project were recreated with every census conducted, it could be an amazing tool in tracking population movement and growth within the United States.
Check out the map and the details of the project here.