We’ve sorted through a lot of different maps around here over the years.
Here’s a cool, new one based on the 2010 Census that maps every job in the United States as a colored dot. The color-coding is as follows…
- Manufacturing and Trade
- Professional Services
- Healthcare, Education, and Government
- Retail, Hospitality, and Other Services
Looking at the Atlanta metro through this lens is pretty interesting. Decatur’s reliance on the green-colored healthcare, education and government jobs comes thru pretty clearly, with a hint of the blue “Professional Services” thrown in. The DeKalb Medical and Emory pop out in green in Decatur’s surrounding area.
Downtown Atlanta and Midtown are a smattering of green, blue and yellow, while Buckhead is the clear leader powerhouse when it comes to Professional Services jobs. Manufacturing is pretty light inside on the northside of the perimeter, but is definitely more prevalent on the westside of Atlanta than the eastside.
Also, here’s the map of the whole Atlanta metro area, which shows how dispersed Atlanta’s jobs are along its major interstates.
Take a look at the maps above (click to enlarge them) and play around with the full interactive map HERE and tell us what other interesting items you uncover!