Jill Hubley


Languages of NYC

map by Jill Hubley, October 2016


I initially created this map for a GISMO exhibit at the Queens Museum, "Map Mosaic: From Queens to the World". There, the map existed in print form and focused only on Queens.

The data comes from the American Community Survey, and the United States Census Bureau lays out their reasons for collecting this information here.

The data can be downloaded from the bureau's American FactFinder, or download my file, which concatenates the data from the five boroughs of NYC and only includes the "Total; Estimate" column for each language.

Geographical Data Sources

Census tract geography from 2014 TIGER/Line shapefiles, clipped to this JSON file of NYC boroughs.

State geography from USGS, The National Map: State Boundaries, One Million-Scale