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 diagram and a diversity index, each map shows the viewer a...
January, 2019

Where Low-Income Renters Face Eviction Due to Government Shutdown

This month's Map of the Month shows the locations and number of households that receive housing aid through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) program known as the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance Program. Funding that goes to...
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 too many lower income residents in our region, this...
November, 2018

Bay Area Plays Key Role in Pushing Housing Bond Measure to Victory, and Anti-Gas Tax Measure to Defeat

Results from the November 6, 2018, statewide election show that the nine-county Bay Area Region played a crucial role in solidifying the results for two measures of great interest to MTC: Proposition 1, a $4 billion bond measure for housing-related loans...
October, 2018

Where People Show Up to Vote – and Where They Don't

This month’s Map of the Month is a different take on red and blue America. In this new analysis by the Washington Post, the colors represent voter turnout levels by county for the 2016 presidential election (red is lower turnout, blue is higher). The...
September, 2018

Possible 2027 Effects of the Passage of California Proposition 6 on Future Bay Area Pavement Condition

This month's map in illustrates the impact on local pavement condition that could result from the passage or failure of Proposition 6, a statewide measure that has been submitted to California voters for consideration on November 6th, 2018. This trio of...
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 white population saw increases between 1790 when the...
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 brightness of a country corresponds to its total...
May, 2018

When Will Bay Area Cities Reach Plan Bay Area 2040 Housing Targets?

To beat a dead horse, May’s Map of the Month highlights the continued housing production challenges in the Bay Area, comparing Department of Finance housing production data between January 2010 and December 2017 with the Plan Bay Area 2040 housing...