NY Times maps Census Data

The NY Times has come up with a new map using Census data on income, race, housing, same sex partners, and education. Nifty interface!

The data is from 2005-2009, the American Community Survey, which is happens in-between the major decennial census.

They display the data at the census tract level if you zoom in. I cannot tell if they are trying to show block level data - as they have dots representing data on blocs, however I don't think the American Community Survey does blocks.

For my census tract I noticed that the housing prices are up 160% since 2000 (West Philadelphia house prices are going up a lot / gentrification due to the nearby university). By contrast monthly rents are only up 28% (which I find very hard to believe, it seems to be closer to 5-7%/year).