Customized Social Explorer Maps Illustrate Segregation for Remapping Debate Feature
Social Explorer segregation map from Remapping Debate
(red areas are 0% African American and gray areas are more than 50% African American)
Social Explorer map showing segregation along Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, NY
Remapping Debate analysis of 2005-09 American Community Survey data found that:
- In a country that is only 12.1 percent African-American, 30 percent of African-Americans live in Census Block Groups that are 75 percent African-American or more.
- 75 percent of African-Americans in the country live in only 16 percent of the Census Block Groups in the United States.
- 50 percent of African-Americans live in Census Block Groups that have a combined African-American and Latino population of 66.85 percent or more (nationally, the latino population is approximately 15.8 percent, so the combined African-American and Latino population is just shy of only 28 percent).