How white is your city? (Data Visualization)

“Ever wonder just how segregated your city is? Photographer Eric Fischer might have an answer. Inspired by cartographer Bill Rankin’s recent maps charting Chicago’s racial segregation, Fischer decided to make a few maps of his own. The maps, which include dozens of cities, show just how enduring racial stratification continues to be in this country.” –

While some people are really surprised, I’m not. I guess being a minority in the US gives me a different perspective. According to wikipedia, 75% of the US is white, 15.4% is hispanic/latino, 12.4% black, and 4.4% asian. Hat tip: Charlie

Red = White | Blue = Black | Green = Asian | Orange = Latin

Left: Detroit, Right: Chicago

See more cities on the photographer’s flickr page.