I thought I’d pass along a data reference tool that I’ve found very useful in understanding our city and region. A few months ago the New York Times launched a project called Mapping America – Every City, Every Block. The maps use data from the 2009 American Community Survey to display basic population data (density, race/ethnicity, income, education etc…) but they are especially useful in their use of automatic scaling; the maps adjusts your viewing for either census tract or county depending on your level of zoom.
It’s always nice to have a reliable and easy-to-read data source to use in urban research. Enjoy!