This data was obtained from the US Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey (ACS). The US Race datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse the racial characteristics of areas within the US.
These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate the racial makeup of the US. Reports can be generated which examine this topic at the US State, County, CSA and MSA geographical levels. You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. The US racial characteristics of each geographical area can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data.
Below is an example of a simple US Race report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.
A simple report was created using the eSpatial mapping software and the Race (State) dataset it provides. This report examines racial characteristics of particular races across the US. The US race datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different racial categories which can be reported on but for the purpose of this report the White, Black/African American and Asian races were chosen as an example.
States are colored and categorized according to the proportion of white people within each US state. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored states (e.g. Georgia) have the lowest proportion of white people living there, less than 67% while red colored states (e.g. Wisconsin) have the highest proportion of white people, more than 87%. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the proportion of white people living in the light orange (e.g. Alabama), orange (e.g. Washington) and dark orange (e.g. Pennsylvania) colored states lies somewhere between 67% and 87% respectively.
Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on % Black or African American to see these values mapped in relation to US states). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort ascending on % Asian to see which state has the lowest proportion of Asian people living within it). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on % White so that states with between 50% and 75% white people are only displayed on the map).