Where Segregation Makes America's Housing Divide Worse

Where Segregation Makes America's Housing Divide Worse, Richard Florida, City Lab, March 9, 2017, available here

The analysis measures housing segregation as the share of neighborhoods with the highest versus the lowest housing values compared to the metro median. From that, the study draws out the “dissimilarity index,” a commonly used segregation metric that scores metros on a scale from 0 to 100, where higher values reflect higher levels of housing segregation.

The metros with the highest levels of housing segregation include Detroit (72.2), Milwaukee (66.7), Fairfield, Connecticut (61.0), Birmingham (60.6), and Dayton (58.3).

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