Racial Distribution for Every City and Neighborhood

Enter your zip code below to see the racial makeup and diversity in your city, shaded by the majority race in each neighborhood.

Race by Zip Code

Race by City

Why Did You Build This?

In analyzing what census data was available, we initally planned to skip over race. With a domain like Best Neighborhood we thought it best to avoid. But as we continued our analysis, we began to realize that in many instances race was correlated with a concerning number of other factors. We decided to publish the data to provide resources to people exploring and researching race in America. This data has been used as a source for newspapers, for example, to highlight the impact of racially-biased housing policy on minority communities in the 1950s and 60s and its lingering impact today.

We do not believe race defines the best neighborhoods, nor do we want people to use these maps to find a place to live based on race. We simply believe it's important to make true information accessible to the public, and believe our particular presentation to be especially interesting and easy to read.