D.C. Census Drops (Finally)

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

The U.S. Census Bureau today released redistricting data for the District of Columbia, a city that at first glance remains quite segregated — at least in terms of where people live. These quick maps visualize the percentage of black residents by census tract in 2000 and in 2010. 

First, 2000:

Now for 2010. Notice that some neighborhoods are becoming more diverse, but not that many. Fewer than I expected, actually, given all I’ve heard about gentrification in D.C., where I moved last week. 

(More to come).

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, IRE | Data: csv, ESRI shp

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