Note: I followed my wife, a foreign correspondent for NPR News, to Seoul last year. This is one of a series of posts exploring our adopted country’s demographics, politics and other nerdy data stuff. Let me know if you have ideas for future posts.
I’ve been in Seoul just over a year, and I can’t stay here forever, so I’m starting to think seriously about the next city. For me, a key consideration is weather (and, you know, work and kids’ schools and such).
Seoul’s been pretty great, especially the relatively mild summers. But what can I expect from the next town? Here are the average monthly temperatures for the likely contenders. Some are warmer than others:
Or maybe one of these 269 places?
Data source: NOAA Comparative Climate Data
Interesting news from my favorite Texas city, according to this story the Houston Chronicle:
The Houston region is now the most ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the country, surpassing New York City.
Two suburbs – Missouri City and Pearland – have become even more diverse than the city of Houston. Other suburbs aren’t far behind.
This chart compares the demographics of cities in the Houston area:
This chart compares the largest metro areas in the country:
Read the full report, which compared the number of demographic groups and their relative size, here [PDF].
A colleague recently asked how Houston, which is about 600 square miles, compared to Detroit in land area. The answer: It’s much larger. Here’s a map of other major cities, with proportional symbols representing square miles: