Percentage of white people

Posted to Sketchbook  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Below is the estimated percentage of white population in the United States from 1970 to 2010, based on data from the Census Bureau and made more accessible by NHGIS. I like the evaporative quality coming up in the southwest.

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Mostly though, this is just me trying out a new toy, and the form fascinates me at the moment.

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