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Americans live in many kinds of communities, from diverse urban neighborhoods to small towns and rural areas. The complex patterns of segregation and diversity in these communities shape the lives of the people who call them home.

This website is designed to help you explore patterns of racial composition in major US metropolitan areas and individual states. To select a metro area or state, choose its name from one of the drop-down menus below:


 
Race and diversity
View maps classified by race and diversity. Maps are available for all 50 US states and the District of Columbia, and for the 53 largest US metro areas (with populations over 1 million)

Immigration
View maps of 16 US metro areas, and highlight neighborhoods with high concentrations of immigrants from each metro area's six largest immigrant populations. Note: these maps work best with Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Internet Explorer may not display the maps correctly.

Photo: US naturalization ceremony on the summit of Mt Washington, New Hampshire, 6 September 2012. Modified from original photo ("Naturalization Ceremony") by Flickr user Mt. Washington Auto Road; used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


Mixed-race households
View maps of 16 US metro areas, and highlight neighborhoods with high concentrations of mixed-race households. Note: these maps work best with Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Internet Explorer may not display the maps correctly.

Photo modified from original ("colored houses") by Flickr user Mario Bollini; used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


Files available for download

Transition matrices for the 53 largest US metro areas, with populations over 1 million, showing changes in race and diversity between census years: Transition matrices for the 50 US states and the District of Columbia, showing changes in race and diversity between census years:
Period for transition matrix:
1990-2000
2000-2010
1990-2010
Period for transition matrix:
1990-2000
2000-2010
1990-2010
Download GIS data for 53 largest US metro areas, in zipped shapefile format: Download GIS data for the 50 US states and the District of Columbia, in zipped shapefile format:
Download tract table data for 53 largest US metro areas, in zipped CSV text format: Download tract table data for the 50 US states and the District of Columbia, in zipped CSV text format:

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