Discussion in 'Community' started by Terr_Mys, Nov 29, 2009.
How could you choose just one from Wisconsin's oeuvre?
What are "Darwinist" and "Clanker"?
The Map of Metal
Murder map of london
my home borough is the only blue one whut
A map showing the generic names for streams in the US (excluding "river" and "creek"):
And the approximate street price of marijuana in the US:
Also, online references to vampires vs. zombies in Europe:
Looks like vampires prefer Germany while zombies prefer Spain.
There aren't that many in Romania, it seems.
I guess that doesn't count the stuff that's legally sold? I remember a Frontline saying that California basically has the cheapest in the country because it's legal and so much is produced within the state.
Never realized before how "German" the United States is...
Well sure, after they beat us in World War 2 they pretty much took over.
I love the revelation that Puerto Rico is entirely Peurto Rican.
Lol, my home county is the one African American county for like 5 states right in the middle of the country.
Eh, it's self-reported and many people are multi-ethnic or incorrect about their ancestry (e.g., many with "Scots-Irish" blood say they're "Irish" or "Scottish"). And there are also things such as the fact that many people who describe themselves as "German" have ancestors who arrived in the U.S. before the nation-state of Germany existed, and even when it did it certainly wasn't the same as today, or they could be Volga Germans or from modern Austia. Plus, the data is over 10 years out of date.
What I'm saying is, ethnic identity is screwy. I could self-identify as Norwegian, Scots-Irish, or German, among others.
I don't know, seeing what people self-report is almost just as interesting. I like how in the South all the white counties just report themselves as "American". Or probably more accurately, 'Merican.
I didn't know they asked about one's ancestry in the Census. I wish I could get a more detailed map, that could show more than just the most common ancestral nationality. That said, I'm sure that many counties have switched to light pink in the last eleven years.
And self-reporting is certainly interesting.
I'm wondering about that too. I'm guessing it means their ancestors have been here for like 300 years.
Although if they were to trace it that far back (to their great x7 grandparents), almost anyone would likely find people of three or four different countries as their ancestors. Over that much time, it's improbable that nobody in their family tree leading up to them would have married/had children with someone of another ancestry.
Unfortunately, the 2010 Census did not include the ancestry question. So the most recent ancestry data is from 2000.
There are issues with self-reporting as Evan mentioned. Several of the counties in New England marked as "Irish" or "English" actually have French-Canadian majorities, but the Census responses were split variously between "French," "French-Canadian," and "Canadian." So these majorities do not show up because each group was counted independently.
If you have the time and the determination, you can find the 2000 Census data for each census tract online, I believe. Although the Census website is not overwhelmingly user-friendly, nor are the downloadable data sets.
Some individuals have taken the time to produce more detailed maps. Here's a map of the dominant ancestries in New England by town:
On a related topic, here's a map of Boston's foreign-born population by neighborhood. I live in the Vietnamese section!
LOL at living up to stereotypes, with The Alamo in southern Texas and Cabaret in San Francisco.
Unemployment rates in the US by county, annual average:
lol @ California
That is phenomenally depressing.
I know we had the 2000 race/ethnicity maps for US cities posted already, but here are the newer ones based on the 2010 Census. The quality of the maps has improved a bit too.
Some selected cities (red = non-Hispanic white, blue = black, orange = Hispanic, green = Asian):