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Table 4-2


Table 4-2. Residential Segregation Indexes for Asians and Pacific Islanders by Characteristics of Selected Metropolitan Areas: 1980, 1990, 2000
(Weighted averages)
Characteristic Number of Metropolitan Areas Dissimilarity Index Isolation Index Delta Index Absolute Centralization Index Spatial Proximity Index
1980 1990 2000 1980 1990 2000 1980 1990 2000 1980 1990 2000 1980 1990 2000

Selected Metropolitan Areas
30 0.422 0.424 0.433 0.292 0.330 0.395 0.733 0.742 0.735 0.700 0.693 0.672 1.071 1.104 1.124

Region
Northeast 6 0.450 0.443 0.461 0.169 0.234 0.320 0.734 0.723 0.720 0.729 0.704 0.699 1.045 1.064 1.089
Midwest 2 0.444 0.440 0.431 0.092 0.132 0.175 0.729 0.753 0.719 0.736 0.755 0.725 1.037 1.071 1.074
South 3 0.363 0.393 0.418 0.069 0.128 0.221 0.793 0.797 0.780 0.810 0.800 0.776 1.018 1.048 1.088
West 19 0.419 0.420 0.426 0.360 0.396 0.467 0.728 0.740 0.735 0.680 0.672 0.644 1.086 1.124 1.146

Population Size
1 Million or more 20 0.427 0.428 0.437 0.194 0.283 0.362 0.760 0.751 0.740 0.748 0.716 0.688 1.069 1.106 1.129
500,000-999,999 3 0.412 0.393 0.408 0.675 0.641 0.689 0.619 0.659 0.668 0.516 0.527 0.534 1.085 1.091 1.088
Under 500,000 7 0.375 0.434 0.398 0.153 0.275 0.307 0.806 0.831 0.811 0.751 0.752 0.724 1.050 1.103 1.114

Percent Asian/ Pacific Islander (Quartiles)
Under 1.8% 8 0.388 0.398 0.421 0.062 0.102 0.175 0.728 0.739 0.732 0.719 0.725 0.710 1.017 1.041 1.067
1.8-3.1% 7 0.433 0.430 0.438 0.151 0.222 0.303 0.765 0.768 0.758 0.772 0.761 0.750 1.045 1.068 1.090
3.1-5.7% 8 0.386 0.412 0.412 0.147 0.250 0.332 0.768 0.754 0.739 0.737 0.699 0.666 1.045 1.091 1.133
Over 5.7% 7 0.433 0.432 0.442 0.428 0.469 0.556 0.712 0.726 0.720 0.659 0.648 0.613 1.099 1.143 1.163

Percent Change (1980-2000) Asian/ Pacific Islander (Quartiles)
Under 256.8% 7 0.448 0.441 0.447 0.434 0.460 0.523 0.709 0.728 0.723 0.680 0.684 0.661 1.101 1.140 1.151
256.8-293.6% 8 0.454 0.460 0.470 0.179 0.270 0.353 0.782 0.778 0.773 0.766 0.753 0.750 1.052 1.081 1.104
293.6-356.5% 7 0.382 0.405 0.403 0.137 0.226 0.301 0.780 0.777 0.754 0.699 0.673 0.638 1.042 1.083 1.110
Over 356.5% 8 0.334 0.370 0.402 0.097 0.204 0.317 0.704 0.706 0.702 0.690 0.669 0.648 1.023 1.069 1.113
Note: Includes 30 Metropolitan Areas with at least 10 tracts and 3% or 20,000 or more Asians and Pacific Islanders in 1980. Higher values indicate more segregation; the reference group is non-Hispanic Whites. Characteristics of metropolitan areas as of 1980. Segregation estimates are weighted by the size of the Asian/ Pacific Islander population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 1980, 1990, and 2000 Summary File 1.

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Last Revised: October 31, 2011