Comparing Black-White Segregation Measures

Note: Scroll down to find the list of metropolitan regions with the greatest difference between segregation measures.

Cities with Greatest Difference Between Segregation Measures (Black/White Segregation), 2010:

Rank Metro Black-White Divergence (Percentile) Black-White Dissimilarity (Percentile) Difference
1 Florence, SC 82 20 62
2 Gainesville, FL 79 32 47
3 Raleigh-Cary, NC 79 36 43
4 Lynchburg, VA 63 21 42
5 Longview, TX 65 25 40
6 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 51 39
7 Spartanburg, SC 75 36 39
8 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 59 22 37
9 Charlottesville, VA 49 14 35
10 El Paso, TX 44 11 33
11 Macon, GA 94 61 33
99 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 39 71 -32
12 Huntsville, AL 89 57 32
100 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 34 66 -32
101 Utica-Rome, NY 58 90 -32
13 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 71 39 32
14 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 71 41 30
15 Tyler, TX 85 55 30
16 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 72 43 29
17 Merced, CA 44 15 29
98 Charleston, WV 55 82 -27
18 Stockton, CA 73 47 26
19 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 56 31 25
20 Montgomery, AL 95 70 25
21 Tuscaloosa, AL 95 70 25
22 Columbus, GA-AL 96 72 24
23 Jackson, MS 97 73 24
97 Lancaster, PA 43 67 -24
94 Binghamton, NY 38 61 -23
95 Sioux Falls, SD 32 55 -23
96 Springfield, MA 68 91 -23
24 Waco, TX 84 62 22
93 Worcester, MA 42 64 -22
92 Fort Smith, AR-OK 48 69 -21
91 Springfield, MO 25 45 -20
25 Laredo, TX 29 10 19
26 Las Cruces, NM 20 2 18
27 Oklahoma City, OK 78 60 18
90 Greeley, CO 18 35 -17
28 Winston-Salem, NC 93 77 16
89 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 75 90 -15
88 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 84 -14
29 Colorado Springs, CO 41 27 14
30 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 94 80 14
31 Modesto, CA 28 14 14
87 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 24 37 -13
84 Appleton, WI 12 24 -12
85 Canton-Massillon, OH 60 72 -12
86 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 23 35 -12
32 Roanoke, VA 85 73 12
33 Tucson, AZ 33 21 12
34 Lexington-Fayette, KY 61 50 11
83 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 35 46 -11
80 Evansville, IN-KY 55 65 -10
81 Peoria, IL 87 97 -10
35 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 30 10
36 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 76 66 10
37 Visalia-Porterville, CA 28 18 10
82 Yakima, WA 21 31 -10
38 Fresno, CA 70 61 9
39 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 47 38 9
40 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 98 89 9
41 Lafayette, IN 27 19 8
42 Ann Arbor, MI 78 71 7
43 Champaign-Urbana, IL 74 67 7
77 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 86 93 -7
78 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 77 84 -7
44 Springfield, IL 80 73 7
79 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 88 95 -7
45 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 99 93 6
46 Tulsa, OK 81 75 6
76 Wichita, KS 72 78 -6
74 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 43 48 -5
47 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 9 4 5
75 Topeka, KS 57 62 -5
48 Bellingham, WA 5 1 4
71 Cedar Rapids, IA 30 34 -4
49 Columbus, OH 90 86 4
72 Reading, PA 48 52 -4
50 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 97 93 4
73 York-Hanover, PA 53 57 -4
51 Akron, OH 86 83 3
52 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 67 64 3
53 Boulder, CO 3 0 3
54 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 7 4 3
69 Medford, OR 6 9 -3
55 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 15 12 3
56 Rockford, IL 80 77 3
70 Salem, OR 13 16 -3
68 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 57 59 -2
57 Fargo, ND-MN 17 15 2
58 Lincoln, NE 30 28 2
59 Spokane, WA 15 13 2
60 Chattanooga, TN-GA 91 90 1
67 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 93 94 -1
61 Prescott, AZ 1 0 1
62 Anchorage, AK 42 42 0
63 Boise City-Nampa, ID 10 10 0
64 Chico, CA 21 21 0
65 Fort Wayne, IN 84 84 0
66 St. Louis, MO-IL 98 98 0
102 Albuquerque, NM NA 12 NA
103 Amarillo, TX NA 81 NA
104 Asheville, NC NA 54 NA
105 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA NA 81 NA
106 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ NA 78 NA
107 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC NA 44 NA
108 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX NA 57 NA
109 Baltimore-Towson, MD NA 92 NA
110 Barnstable Town, MA NA 12 NA
111 Baton Rouge, LA NA 77 NA
112 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX NA 95 NA
113 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH NA 89 NA
114 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA NA 29 NA
115 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NA 95 NA
116 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX NA 16 NA
117 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY NA 98 NA
118 Burlington-South Burlington, VT NA 33 NA
119 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL NA 85 NA
120 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC NA 33 NA
121 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC NA 67 NA
122 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI NA 99 NA
123 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN NA 96 NA
124 Clarksville, TN-KY NA 27 NA
125 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH NA 98 NA
126 College Station-Bryan, TX NA 40 NA
127 Columbia, SC NA 53 NA
128 Corpus Christi, TX NA 45 NA
129 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX NA 75 NA
130 Dayton, OH NA 94 NA
131 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL NA 65 NA
132 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO NA 87 NA
133 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA NA 61 NA
134 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI NA 99 NA
135 Duluth, MN-WI NA 51 NA
136 Erie, PA NA 92 NA
137 Eugene-Springfield, OR NA 5 NA
138 Fayetteville, NC NA 12 NA
139 Flint, MI NA 96 NA
140 Green Bay, WI NA 63 NA
141 Greensboro-High Point, NC NA 70 NA
142 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS NA 34 NA
143 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NA 90 NA
144 Holland-Grand Haven, MI NA 29 NA
145 Honolulu, HI NA 22 NA
146 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA NA 40 NA
147 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX NA 85 NA
148 Jacksonville, FL NA 65 NA
149 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI NA 52 NA
150 Kansas City, MO-KS NA 84 NA
151 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA NA 17 NA
152 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX NA 36 NA
153 Knoxville, TN NA 68 NA
154 Lafayette, LA NA 44 NA
155 Lansing-East Lansing, MI NA 69 NA
156 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA NA 96 NA
157 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN NA 79 NA
158 Lubbock, TX NA 49 NA
159 Madison, WI NA 56 NA
160 Manchester-Nashua, NH NA 32 NA
161 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX NA 30 NA
162 Memphis, TN-MS-AR NA 87 NA
163 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL NA 91 NA
164 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI NA 100 NA
165 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI NA 64 NA
166 Mobile, AL NA 82 NA
167 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC NA 32 NA
168 Naples-Marco Island, FL NA 75 NA
169 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN NA 74 NA
170 New Haven-Milford, CT NA 88 NA
171 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA NA 89 NA
172 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA NA 99 NA
173 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL NA 72 NA
174 Norwich-New London, CT NA 64 NA
175 Ocala, FL NA 50 NA
176 Olympia, WA NA 15 NA
177 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL NA 59 NA
178 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA NA 28 NA
179 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL NA 47 NA
180 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL NA 52 NA
181 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD NA 96 NA
182 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ NA 41 NA
183 Pittsburgh, PA NA 93 NA
184 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME NA 63 NA
185 Port St. Lucie, FL NA 49 NA
186 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY NA 50 NA
187 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA NA 66 NA
188 Provo-Orem, UT NA 1 NA
189 Reno-Sparks, NV NA 14 NA
190 Richmond, VA NA 63 NA
191 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA NA 45 NA
192 Rochester, NY NA 92 NA
193 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA NA 76 NA
194 Salinas, CA NA 69 NA
195 Salt Lake City, UT NA 26 NA
196 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX NA 53 NA
197 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA NA 60 NA
198 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA NA 86 NA
199 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA NA 76 NA
200 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA NA 27 NA
201 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA NA 6 NA
202 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA NA 15 NA
203 Savannah, GA NA 55 NA
204 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA NA 54 NA
205 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA NA 76 NA
206 Syracuse, NY NA 95 NA
207 Tallahassee, FL NA 43 NA
208 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL NA 74 NA
209 Toledo, OH NA 92 NA
210 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC NA 50 NA
211 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV NA 87 NA
212 Wilmington, NC NA 47 NA

Metro Regions with Greatest Difference Between Segregation Measures (Black/White Segregation), 2010:

 

Rank Metro Overall Divergence (Percentile) Black-White Dissimilarity (Percentile) Difference
1 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 83 6 77
2 Tucson, AZ 82 21 61
212 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 13 71 -58
3 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 86 28 58
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 87 30 57
5 Albuquerque, NM 68 12 56
211 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 7 63 -56
6 Yakima, WA 87 31 56
7 Honolulu, HI 76 22 54
210 Charleston, WV 29 82 -53
8 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 66 17 49
9 Las Cruces, NM 46 2 44
10 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 66 22 44
208 Erie, PA 50 92 -42
209 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 34 76 -42
11 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 68 27 41
12 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 81 41 40
207 Springfield, MO 6 45 -39
206 Utica-Rome, NY 52 90 -38
205 Duluth, MN-WI 14 51 -37
202 Canton-Massillon, OH 36 72 -36
203 Evansville, IN-KY 29 65 -36
13 Florence, SC 56 20 36
204 Sioux Falls, SD 19 55 -36
200 Binghamton, NY 26 61 -35
201 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 2 37 -35
14 Reno-Sparks, NV 49 14 35
199 Pittsburgh, PA 60 93 -33
15 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 83 51 32
16 Reading, PA 84 52 32
198 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 34 66 -32
17 Fayetteville, NC 43 12 31
18 Visalia-Porterville, CA 49 18 31
19 El Paso, TX 41 11 30
20 Raleigh-Cary, NC 66 36 30
197 Knoxville, TN 39 68 -29
21 Merced, CA 44 15 29
22 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 89 60 29
194 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 56 84 -28
23 Boulder, CO 28 0 28
24 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 61 33 28
25 Modesto, CA 42 14 28
195 Peoria, IL 69 97 -28
26 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 73 45 28
196 Syracuse, NY 67 95 -28
192 Asheville, NC 27 54 -27
193 Burlington-South Burlington, VT 6 33 -27
27 College Station-Bryan, TX 67 40 27
28 Tyler, TX 82 55 27
29 Gainesville, FL 58 32 26
30 Salem, OR 42 16 26
31 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 79 53 26
32 Tallahassee, FL 69 43 26
190 Green Bay, WI 38 63 -25
33 Salinas, CA 94 69 25
34 Savannah, GA 80 55 25
35 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 75 50 25
191 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 70 95 -25
36 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 88 64 24
189 Cedar Rapids, IA 10 34 -24
37 Richmond, VA 87 63 24
38 Columbia, SC 76 53 23
39 Longview, TX 48 25 23
40 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 66 44 22
187 Akron, OH 62 83 -21
41 Charlottesville, VA 35 14 21
188 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 72 93 -21
42 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 59 21
43 Bellingham, WA 21 1 20
186 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 41 61 -20
44 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 55 35 20
45 Lafayette, IN 39 19 20
46 Macon, GA 81 61 20
47 Montgomery, AL 90 70 20
48 Stockton, CA 67 47 20
49 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 59 39 20
50 Corpus Christi, TX 64 45 19
51 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 94 75 19
183 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 71 90 -19
52 Jackson, MS 92 73 19
184 Madison, WI 37 56 -19
185 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 53 72 -19
53 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 34 15 19
54 Spartanburg, SC 55 36 19
178 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 67 85 -18
179 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 78 96 -18
180 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 41 59 -18
55 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 52 34 18
181 Norwich-New London, CT 46 64 -18
182 Springfield, IL 55 73 -18
56 Clarksville, TN-KY 44 27 17
57 Fresno, CA 78 61 17
58 Lafayette, LA 61 44 17
59 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 60 43 17
60 Lynchburg, VA 38 21 17
61 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 73 57 16
62 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 83 67 16
63 Huntsville, AL 73 57 16
175 Lancaster, PA 51 67 -16
176 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 53 69 -16
64 Port St. Lucie, FL 65 49 16
177 Toledo, OH 76 92 -16
65 Tuscaloosa, AL 86 70 16
66 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 96 81 15
67 Baton Rouge, LA 92 77 15
172 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 14 29 -15
68 Columbus, GA-AL 87 72 15
69 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 56 41 15
70 Lubbock, TX 64 49 15
173 Rockford, IL 62 77 -15
174 York-Hanover, PA 42 57 -15
71 Greensboro-High Point, NC 84 70 14
72 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 18 4 14
73 Oklahoma City, OK 74 60 14
171 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 33 47 -14
74 Salt Lake City, UT 40 26 14
75 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 76 14
76 Waco, TX 76 62 14
77 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 91 78 13
168 Fort Wayne, IN 71 84 -13
169 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 17 30 -13
170 Topeka, KS 49 62 -13
78 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 48 12
165 Chattanooga, TN-GA 78 90 -12
166 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 75 87 -12
167 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 34 46 -12
79 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 96 85 11
80 Jacksonville, FL 76 65 11
81 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 23 12 11
82 Provo-Orem, UT 12 1 11
162 Rochester, NY 81 92 -11
163 Spokane, WA 2 13 -11
164 Worcester, MA 53 64 -11
83 Boise City-Nampa, ID 20 10 10
158 Dayton, OH 84 94 -10
84 Greeley, CO 45 35 10
159 Manchester-Nashua, NH 22 32 -10
85 Mobile, AL 92 82 10
160 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 74 84 -10
161 Roanoke, VA 63 73 -10
156 Fargo, ND-MN 6 15 -9
157 Laredo, TX 1 10 -9
86 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 98 89 9
87 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 96 87 9
88 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 24 16 8
152 Columbus, OH 78 86 -8
89 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 48 40 8
153 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 86 94 -8
90 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 44 36 8
91 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 95 87 8
92 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 99 91 8
154 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 56 64 -8
93 Prescott, AZ 8 0 8
155 Wichita, KS 70 78 -8
94 Winston-Salem, NC 85 77 8
150 Barnstable Town, MA 5 12 -7
151 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 31 38 -7
95 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 39 32 7
96 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 96 89 7
97 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 93 86 7
144 Appleton, WI 18 24 -6
145 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 92 98 -6
146 Fort Smith, AR-OK 63 69 -6
147 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 46 52 -6
148 Lincoln, NE 22 28 -6
149 Tulsa, OK 69 75 -6
140 Anchorage, AK 37 42 -5
141 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 95 -5
98 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 9 4 5
142 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 74 79 -5
99 Naples-Marco Island, FL 80 75 5
143 St. Louis, MO-IL 93 98 -5
135 Ann Arbor, MI 67 71 -4
136 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 61 65 -4
100 Holland-Grand Haven, MI 33 29 4
101 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 84 80 4
137 Olympia, WA 11 15 -4
102 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 54 50 4
138 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 54 -4
139 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 62 66 -4
103 Baltimore-Towson, MD 95 92 3
131 Flint, MI 93 96 -3
132 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 28 31 -3
133 Ocala, FL 47 50 -3
104 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 69 66 3
134 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 73 76 -3
127 Amarillo, TX 79 81 -2
105 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 97 95 2
106 Champaign-Urbana, IL 69 67 2
107 Chico, CA 23 21 2
128 Kansas City, MO-KS 82 84 -2
108 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 98 96 2
129 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 91 93 -2
130 Springfield, MA 89 91 -2
109 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 94 93 1
121 Colorado Springs, CO 26 27 -1
122 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 98 99 -1
110 Eugene-Springfield, OR 6 5 1
111 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 91 90 1
123 Lexington-Fayette, KY 49 50 -1
124 Medford, OR 8 9 -1
125 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 99 100 -1
112 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 75 74 1
113 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 100 99 1
114 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 97 96 1
115 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 75 74 1
126 Wilmington, NC 46 47 -1
116 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 89 89 0
117 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 99 99 0
118 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 98 98 0
119 New Haven-Milford, CT 88 88 0
120 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 52 52 0