Richard Florida deserves immense credit for having written two of the most influential books of the last decade: The Rise of the Creative Class and The Flight of the Creative Class. I'll reserve a fuller discussion of the "creative class" phenomenon for a future post or series of posts on Jurisdynamics, but as an initial matter it behooves us to see where college graduates are distributed in the United States. The above map displays some radical disparities in educational background. For now, I'll be content to let the map sit atop Jurisdynamics, in the hope that it will provoke discussion, and to credit Pandagon and Tisiwoota for bringing it to my attention.
Update, Dec. 22, 2006: Here is another map showing disparities in college education by House districts in the 109th Congress, courtesy of geodemographic tools supplied by ProximityOne: