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Whites still accounted for 93% of county residents joined by 40,597 African Americans, 29,141 Asian Americans, 7,391 Native Americans.
The Census Bureau now tried to systematically count people of Hispanic heritage, identifying 3,283.
Continue further for maps showing Native American, Hispanic/Latino, and White population distributions.
These maps are based on Tableau Public interactive maps created by Anna Yoon, Brian Lam, Gihoon Du, Jiang Wu, and Yurika Harada using data and shape files from the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS). First a sequence by sociologist Calvin Schmid showing where Japanese Americans, African Americans, and Chinese Americans lived in 19 and where Native Americans and Filipino Americans lived in 1960 Another set of rare maps by Paul Hatt shows the residences of racial groups and Jewish families in Central Seattle in 1939.
Scroll down to view maps with short summaries of decade- by-decade changes.
This neighborhood would become the heart of Black Seattle in the decades ahead, home to important churches and more and more African American homeowners and renters.
The industrial district south of downtown provided homes for some Black, Japanese, and Filipinos, but foreign-born Whites dominated that tract's population.
Sociologist Paul Hatt produced a set of more detailed maps of central Seattle based on a 1939 house to house survey conducted by the WPA.
Japanese immigrants built Nihonmachi (Japan town) next to the rebuilt Chinatown in the early 1900s and soon became the largest nonwhite group in Seattle.
African Americans filtered slowly into the area and initially residential restrictions were loose and informal.