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Fun With Maps & Census Data: Follow the Money!

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The release of the Census Bureau's early returns from its American Community Survey has already led to some fascinating findings about the booming parts of New York City over the past decade, and the hits just keep on coming. Today the Brooklyn Paper unveils a series about population shifts in various 'hoods, from the commenter-baiting "Bushwick is the new Williamsburg" story to the influx of Asian residents into traditional Italian neighborhoods like Bensonhurst.

Using the New York Times's insanely awesome Mapping America interactive tool, which turns the stats on racial diversity, home prices and more into color-coded maps, EV Grieve has been all up in the East Village's business. The NYT's toy is also great for seeing the impact of the real estate boom. Above, a look at the median household income changes in Harlem, one of the most active neighborhoods during the condofication of NYC. Ch-ching!

And here's a look at Williamsburg households making over $200,000 per year. Only one census tract is the deepest of greens, which indicates more than 20% of households pulling in the big bucks. Williamsburg's richest area, where 1 in 5 households collect over $200k, is Grand Street up to North 7th Street, from Kent Avenue east to Berry Street, a tract that includes new waterfront luxury developments. Now we know where to open our high-end pawn shop!
· Mapping America: Every City, Every Block [NYT]
· Making sense of the Census — A special report [Brooklyn Paper]
· Census 2010 and the East Village [EV Grieve]
· Brooklyn's Decade: More White People, More Marketing Appeal [Curbed]