This map by Dustin Cable at UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service displays the population distribution of every person in America along racial and ethnic lines. Image courtesy of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

How diverse is your neighborhood really? This map by Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service displays the population distribution of every person in America (as of the 2010 census) along racial and ethnic lines. The map features 308,745,538 dots, each smaller than a single pixel and each representing one person: Caucasians are blue, blacks are green, Hispanics are orange, Asians are red, and other races are brown.

The vast swaths of purple appear to show the racial diversity of some of America’s biggest cities. But if you zoom into the map and break these citites down at the neighborhood level, patterns of segregation become much clearer.

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