Racial Divide

It’s hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities. Select a city below.


Using updated data from the 5-year American Community Survey from 2018, this is a recreation of Jim Vallandingham’s project from 2011, which is based on Mike Bostock’s force-directed map. The greater the difference in black-to-white population between two neighboring areas, the greater the distance.

The cities were chosen based on FiveThirtyEight’s integration-segregation index.

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