Data Map Shows How Diverse (And Segregated) Our Cities Really Are

A single, color-coded dot for every U.S. resident offers a unique way of looking at America’s complex ethnic tapestry.

Image Copyright, 2013, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia (Dustin A. Cable, creator)

Maps are so much more than simple tools to tell us where to go and how to get there. Cartography can peel back the layers of the world around us, showing us new ways to understand the places and people with which we interact on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s light and whimsical, and sometimes it’s serious enough to make us reexamine our lives beyond the borders of the map itself.

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