created by Stephen Von Worley,
the Data Pointed blog.
Note: Shades of red are expressing a decline in population density
while shades of blue express a population density growth. White
reflects no population density (other land uses such as agriculture, industrial,
transportation or water).
Population Density Changes by Census Block, Chicago 2000-2010
Density is reflective of the urban spatial structure as well as
land use. The agglomeration of Chicago, like all cities, is undergoing
processes of land use change, some of them which can be observed
through changes in population density. The general pattern observed
between 2000 and 2010 is concentric where the core area of the city
has experienced significant declines in population density, with the
adjacent ring showing a more mitigated change pattern with clusters
of growth and decline. Like for most American cities, it is the outer ring that has experienced the
most significant growth in density.