New York City may be one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most segregated cities in the United States.
Take a look at these maps from Daniel Kay Hertz, a masters student at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Hertz used data from the 2012 Census American Community Survey to show how segregated New York City really is.
The GIF below shows first, a map of New York City neighborhoods that are less than 2 percent black and less than 2 percent white, then neighborhoods with less than 5 percent of those populations, then 10 percent. The takeaway: a wide swath of the city is segregated, if not hyper-segregated.
New York’s segregation, however, doesn’t necessarily look like segregation in other American cities. As Hertz writes, there “aren’t very many monolithically black neighborhoods left in New York.” Here’s a map of neighborhoods in New York that are over 90 percent black.