Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mapping Local Immigration By Region of Origin

Kyle Walker, from Texas Christian University, has been working on a mapping project where the US immigrant population is represented with dots colored in accordnace to the immigrants’ general region of origin. 

The regions include:
  • Mexico (red);
  • Latin America and the Caribbean, other than Mexico (blue);
  • East and Southeast Asia (green);
  • South Asia (aqua);
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (purple);
  • North Africa & Southwest Asia (pink);
  • Europe (orange);
  • Oceania (yellow);
  • Canada (brown)
Demographic data are from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey at the Census tract level; both geographic and demographic Census data come from the National Historical Geographic Information System.Walker used the ACS table B05006, “Place of Birth for the Foreign-Born Population in the United States.” Each dot represents approximately 20 immigrants in that Census tract from a given region, and the dots are placed randomly within Census tracts.

Below is a  screenshot of the greater Utica area from the link above. Click the map to enlarge it.