Portland's Racial Divide, Now in Pixel Form

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You're going to want to see this: A new map shows where every person in the United States lives and what their race is.The results are amazing to scan. Most cities, from a distance, look like a lovely blended blur, with different races looking like they live together. But zoom in, and almost every city shows a clear division of neighborhoods by racial lines. (Blue is white, green is black, red ...   More
 
Friday, August 16, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

A Visual Representation of Segregation in Portland


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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 ...   More
 
Monday, September 20, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Map of the Day: Oregon Is Very Gay-Curious.


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The above map, showing the incidence of "straight people who either have had or would like to have a same-sex experience in the continental U.S. and lower Canada" among users of the dating site okcupid.com, implies that Oregonians are a sexually adventurous bunch. Good on us. For a lot more data about the differences between the sexual orientations, which both crush and conform to stereotype (gay ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

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