Likely Ethnicity of Voters in New York

by Eimar Boesjes on September 21, 2013

in Bing Maps, Heat Maps, New York, Registered Voters Data, Uncategorized

The images below visualize the ethnicity of registered voters in the greater New York City area.  This data was not derived from the Census data.  Instead Labels & Lists used the registered voter data and did an ethnic analysis of the first and last name to determine the likely ethnicity of each voter.  The voters were then mapped inside of Bing Maps based on their address.  Each ethnicity was assigned a color as shown in the legend at the right bottom.   The maps show one dot per address.  If there are voters with different ethnicities on an address then the color is interpolated.

Likely Ethnicity of voters in New York Likely Ethnicity of voters in New York

You can view the ethnicity of voters for any area in the country at ethnicity.censusviewer.com.  This free interactive map shows the likely ancestral country of origin for all 164 million registered voters in the US down to the rooftop of each house.

The following web page gives an overview of how Labels & Lists determines ethnicity: Ethnicity By Party Analysis .  We used the voter data for eight counties in New York: Kings, Queens, Nassau, New York, Suffolk, Bronx, Westchester and Richmond.  The counts displayed in the legend reflect the voter counts and percentages for these counties.  Instead of looking at individual countries of origin we can also look at broad ethnic groupings as shown in the image below.

Broad Ethnic Grouping of Voters in New York Broad Ethnic Grouping of Voters in New York

 

Instead of visualizing each group with its own color it is  also interesting to look at the percentage of each group as a part of the total population of registered voters.  The images below show a series of Heat Maps for the different ethnic groupings.

Heat Map of the Ethnic European Voters in New York Heat Map of Ethnic European Voters in New York

 

Heat Map of Ethnic Hispanic and Portuguese Voters in New York Heat Map of Ethnic Hispanic and Portuguese Voters in New York

 

Heat Map of Likely African American Voters in New York Heat Map of Likely African American Voters in New York

 

The images above were generated in a special version of VoterMapping developed by Moonshadow Mobile for data provider Labels & Lists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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