September 20th, 2010 5:33 pm | by BEN WATERHOUSE News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

A Visual Representation of Segregation in Portland

Race and ethnicity: Portland

This is wild: Oakland computer programmer Eric Fischer has used census data from 2000 to map the distribution of ethnic populations in the 40 largest American cities. Each dot represents 25 people, and is color-coded by race: white is pink, black is blue, Hispanic is yellow and Asian is green. The map of Portland is above (click to enlarge). In Portland, all three nonwhite populations recorded by the census are heavily concentrated in one area, north of Northeast Broadway between North Interstate Avenue and Northeast 39th Avenue. There are exceptions—check out the Hispanic enclave of Cully, and Asian-dominated Roseway—but the map just about confirms the popular conception of the city's ethnic landscape. You can find the whole series on Flickr.
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