The racial diversity change dataset shows temporal changes in racial diversity/dominant race in a single map. Changed areas are shown in stripes with the color of narrower stripes indicating the earlier year (f.e 1990) and broader stripes indicating the later year (f.e. 2000). Unchanged areas are shown in original color assign to this class in racial diversity maps. A detailed description of the racial diversity change dataset is here.
DATA FORMAT: ESRI Shapefile
DATA AVAILABILITY: 351 urban areas within metropolitan areas for 1990-2000, 2000-2010, and 1990-2010 comparison. Change map is limited to 2010-urban areas of the main city in MSA.
For more information, please see also the SocScape user guide and SocScape tutorial: "Working with demographic grids in QGIS."
DOWNLOADING RACIAL DIVERSITY CHANGE MAPS
For download change maps for metropolitan areas, select the name of MSA from the right menu and click "Download"
WHAT IS IN A ZIP ARCHIVE?
Data are organized as a zip archive. Each zip archive contains a few directories with data for selected metropolitan areas:
- Three directories with racial diversity change map in ESRI shapefile format for 1990-2000, 2000-2010, and 1990-2010.
- legend_files - directory with symbology files for QGIS and ArcGIS.
- transition_matrix - directory with transition matrices for 1990-2000, 2000-2010 and 1990-2010.
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In addition to Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, we request that publications and research reports employing this data include the following citation:
A. Dmowska, T. F. Stepinski, P. Netzel (2017) Comprehensive framework for visualizing and analyzing spatio-temporal dynamics of racial diversity in the entire United States, PLoS ONE 12 (3): e0174993, paper (open access)