Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Oakland by race & ethnicity

Oakland by race

Ilove maps and I love Oakland, so I was happy when OaklandSeen pointed me to a map of Oakland with 2000 census data by race & ethnicity overlaid. We all know Oakland is diverse, but not equally in all parts.

I took Eric Fischer's Bay Area map from Flickr and overlaid it with the Oakland neighborhoods map to give a better sense of where things are. But even without the overlay, you can pick out some neighborhoods like Chinatown, and geographical areas like Mountain View Cemetery (where there aren't very many living people) and the regional parks.

One surprise to me was how diverse and densely populated the area just north of Lake Merritt is (Adams Point, HarriOak, Grand Lake). Click for the full-size map without the overlay.

For other interesting maps from around the U.S. and around the world, check out Bill Rankin's Radical Cartography site.

3 comments:

crazy57bus said...

Now THAT is really cool. And I was able to blow it up on my MAC because I can't see so well. Thanks for the overlay.

Oaktown said...

Nice map. oaktownman is here with a new blog http://oaktownlife.com that is map/location based. There is always a There Here.

Gene said...

@Oaktown - welcome!

According to this post on Oakland Seen, Oakland as a whole has lost somewhere between 20% and 35% of its black population between 2000 and 2008. One thing that's interesting is that a few areas like Rockridge have had a 5% to 25% increase.