PHOENIX — Ever want the ability to view each and every single U.S. citizen from the comfort of your own home?
Thanks to the Racial Dot Map, not only can you see each individual, users can also know their approximate locations and ethicnities.
The Racial Dot Map uses dots — 308,745,538, to be exact — to represent each and every individual that resided in the United States at the time of the 2010 Census.
The map, which was created by Dustin Cable, uses different dot colors to represent the various races and ethnicities of each person and places them in the approximate location where they registered during the Census.
Whites are coded as blue, African-Americans are represented as green, Asians as red, Hispanics as orange and all other racial categories are coded as brown.
The 308 million dots are each smaller than a pixel, which causes the user to view “smudges” rather than individual dots. Those “smudges” are aggregations of many individual dots, according to the website.
Cable, a former demographic researcher at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, created the map in July 2013 using data from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau.