Clarifying 2020 Census Data: Race and Ethnicity

By |2022-02-02T07:10:25-08:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

Data from the latest 2020 Census covering the distribution of race and ethnicity in the United States are some of the earliest to be published. The US Census collects responses about race and Hispanic origin based on standards set in 1997 by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Many are understandably confused about [...]

Predominate Race/Ethnicity in Coachella Valley Census Tracts

By |2021-09-30T10:31:01-07:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , |

This week we continue our preliminary review of the 2020 Census results. Last week we compared 2010 and 2020 Census population and race/ethnicity data for each of the nine valley cities. Here we look at these data more granularly.  This map displays the predominant race/ethnicity for each valley census tract. We do have a diverse [...]

Diversity in the Coachella Valley

By |2021-06-11T10:56:09-07:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

As a GIS professional, perceiving the world through geography is my dominant lens. One of the principal tenants of Geography is Tobler’s First Law of Geography: Everything is related to everything else. But near things are more related than distant things. More and more, we live in neighborhoods with others like ourselves, mimicking Tobler’s “law.” [...]

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