Think you know your town well? Its census data may surprise you, and three brilliant maps bring the surprises right to the surface. First
: one dot for each US resident, color-coded
. Rochester, for one, is strikingly segregated, with blacks in the 19th Ward, blacks and Latinos north of the tracks, Asians around the universities, and whites everywhere else. Second
, one dot for each US job
. These make sense, with healthcare near the hospitals, retail near the malls, professionals downtown. Third
, income and education statistics by zip code
. These really drop my jaw. In my zip code (14607) the median income is $36k/year, but you can bike four miles to Pittsford (14534) where it's $105k or walk across the tracks to 14605 where it's just $18k. The lines are viciously sharp, and these three maps tell the story powerfully. My hat is off to those who gathered the data and displayed it so well.