Category Archives: Demographics

Impressive new crime map from Trulia

Real estate website Trulia.com has just launched an interactive map showing reported crime in 48 cities across the USA. Like its price reduction map, the application is another result of Trulia’s recent takeover of the geo-visulization company Movity. The maps … Continue reading

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The Changing face of America

Policylink is a US research institute with an aim ‘to advance economic and social equity’. Its latest publication, Prosperity 2050, explores changes in the racial make-up of the nation and how current inequalities will impact economic growth, To put his … Continue reading

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U.S. mean centre of population animated

As mentioned previously, the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the 2010 mean centre of the United States The center is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if … Continue reading

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Race and Ethniciy in Chicago

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned Eric Fischer’s beautiful race / ethnicity maps of American cities. Instead of using stark boundaries, racial groups are represented by coloured dots. The visualization technique was first used in this context by Bill … Continue reading

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Sonification of US census data

Frequency Census takes a highly unusual approach to portraying population change in the USA between 1910-2010. Population growth is sonified, linked to increasing musical pitch. Click on the map to hear the change in individual States over time. You can … Continue reading

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Race and ethnicity 2010, US census mapped

Eric Fischer has updated his superb maps of ethnicity based on the newly released 2010 US census block results. These pointillist images, covering more than a hundred cities, depict every 25 residents as a single dot. Each coloured according to … Continue reading

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Urban Africa, slum populations

A mapless map from Riccardo Pravettoni at UNEP/GRID-Arendal, a collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  Using pie charts the inforgraphic visualizes the share of urban populations living in slums –   areas defined as lacking infrastructure such … Continue reading

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Mapping U.S. population change

In a beautiful series of watercolour-like maps, Stephen von Worley illustrates population change in the USA over the past ten years. Using custom-built cartographic software and data from the 2010 US census he has created twenty high resolution graphics of … Continue reading

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