Racial Residential Segregation Measurement Project


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Segregation: What it is & How it is Measured



The Races we Analyzed



Data Sources and Calculations



Geographic Areas



Web Sites Focused on Racial Residential Segregation



Racial Residential Segregation

Census 2000 Findings

The University of Michigan

Population Studies Center

Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research

Reynolds Farley................................................................renf@umich.edu

This website provides you with indexes of racial residential segregation for all states, for all counties, for all metropolitan areas and for all cities of 100,000 or more using information from the Census of 2000. Indexes of dissimilarity, exposure indexes and interracial contact measures are available for five single races and for the three most frequently reported combinations of two races. Segregation measures are provided using three different levels of local area geography: census tracts, block groups and blocks.

The links on this page provide you with access to the calucation of measures, descriptions of their meaning, information about the census data and the measures as well as to a bibliography of major studies of the extent, causes and consequences of racial residential segregation in the United States.

If you would like to immediately see residential segregation scores for your city or county, please move your cursor and click on Get Segregation Indexes.

Support for the development of this website was provided by the National Science Foundation, #0094572 and by the Population Studies Center and the Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan.



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A Bibliography of Studies of Segregation



Classroom Examples



Reports about Segregation in 2000