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Bay Area Race Map: I think the Tenderloin is the little blue dot there

September 20, 2010

Interesting cartography project by Eric Fischer: racial breakdowns of 40 U.S. cities, inspired by a similar Chicago map by Bill Rankin. Here’s the Bay Area (based on 2000 Census data). Pink means white people; blue is Black; orange is Latin@; and green is Asian. (Invisible is Native? And Middle-Eastern? Does “Asian” include South Asian? Racial breakdowns are so strange.)

Correct me if I’m off, but I think the TL (where I live, at the Faithful Fools) is the little blue dot north-west of the Mission.

For comparison, here’s NYC:

Via Feministe.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2010 2:51 pm

    Hi Katie,

    The little blue dot area is actually the Western Addition. The TL is the are that has dots of many colors, as we pointed out here: http://thetenderblog.com/2010/09/21/whats-the-most-racially-diverse-area-in-sf/

    See you around the hood!

  2. October 1, 2010 9:28 am

    Ah, thanks evarels! That makes sense, since the TL is so diverse. But I also haven’t seen too many Black folks in the Western Addition in the past year. Maybe things have changed since the 2000 Census? (I’ve heard that a lot of Black families were pushed out of the Western Addition through gentrification.)

    It’d be interesting to compare maps from 10 years apart.

    Thanks again; see you around!

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