Map of the Month

These custom-crafted maps are developed by ABAG and MTC’s mapmakers who turn data into art to tell compelling stories about important trends in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

February, 2019

Commissioners' Map of the Month

February’s collection of 17 maps, when presented together, tells a story of why regional action matters. Ranging from a Rand McNally-style roadway map and a regional transit map to a commute flow...

December, 2018

Bay Area Rent Increases 2011 to 2016

This map illustrates that, between 2011 and 2016, most places in the Bay Area experienced significant rent increases. Many communities saw rent increases of 40% or more in the five-year period. For...

July, 2018

U.S. White Population Growth Rate, 1790-2020

This month’s Map of the Month highlights an absolute decline in the nation’s white non-Hispanic population—accelerating a phenomenon that was not projected to occur until the next decade. America’s...

June, 2018

U.S. Immigration, 1820-Present

From 1920 to 2013, 79 million people obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States. This month’s Map of the Month visualizes all of them based on their prior country of residence. The...