Map of the Month

Each month a new map is presented to the Commission to help explain important trends in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. These custom-crafted maps are prepared by MTC’s Data & Visualization team.

October 2010

Racial Diversity

This map illustrates the racial diversity of neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000. Each dot represents 100 people in four race categories: white (non-Hispanic), black (non-Hispanic), Hispanic/Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander. Thus, the map also depicts population densities throughout the region. While the rural/ suburban areas in the region have largely white populations, many urban/ densely populated areas in the region are racially diverse, with two or more ethnicities living in relatively non-segregated neighborhoods.