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Table 6-2. Residential Segregation Indexes for Hispanics or Latinos 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
123 0.511 0.508 0.517 0.477 0.531 0.585 0.778 0.772 0.767 0.731 0.720 0.695 1.210 1.236 1.246

Region
Northeast 22 0.616 0.612 0.615 0.497 0.543 0.578 0.792 0.773 0.757 0.721 0.693 0.666 1.196 1.246 1.290
Midwest 13 0.571 0.560 0.567 0.336 0.384 0.449 0.779 0.786 0.765 0.736 0.744 0.710 1.226 1.307 1.328
South 38 0.479 0.456 0.461 0.547 0.563 0.601 0.770 0.759 0.736 0.744 0.741 0.706 1.203 1.186 1.182
West 50 0.477 0.494 0.514 0.449 0.529 0.597 0.777 0.777 0.791 0.726 0.715 0.695 1.218 1.252 1.261

Population Size
1 Million or more 36 0.540 0.541 0.552 0.478 0.545 0.600 0.788 0.781 0.774 0.774 0.757 0.729 1.236 1.268 1.278
500,000-999,999 16 0.466 0.442 0.463 0.372 0.399 0.468 0.748 0.743 0.744 0.611 0.622 0.624 1.147 1.168 1.204
Under 500,000 71 0.432 0.416 0.421 0.521 0.543 0.589 0.759 0.749 0.756 0.630 0.629 0.609 1.150 1.150 1.154

Percent Hispanic/ Latino (Quartiles)
Under 3.9% 31 0.437 0.444 0.483 0.153 0.207 0.291 0.751 0.754 0.751 0.719 0.719 0.706 1.058 1.094 1.144
3.9-7.3% 31 0.477 0.472 0.476 0.255 0.302 0.372 0.726 0.728 0.722 0.599 0.610 0.594 1.093 1.137 1.180
7.3-17.5% 31 0.474 0.480 0.517 0.348 0.421 0.524 0.773 0.776 0.777 0.720 0.713 0.698 1.172 1.220 1.268
Over 17.5% 30 0.541 0.535 0.532 0.601 0.662 0.718 0.791 0.779 0.774 0.755 0.741 0.711 1.261 1.278 1.266

Percent Change (1980-2000) Hispanic/Latino (Quartiles)
Under 100.4% 30 0.546 0.539 0.538 0.559 0.603 0.647 0.791 0.778 0.759 0.740 0.727 0.698 1.216 1.240 1.249
100.4-148.2% 31 0.537 0.546 0.546 0.536 0.625 0.677 0.779 0.771 0.766 0.741 0.723 0.682 1.268 1.302 1.286
148.2-213.9% 32 0.457 0.473 0.506 0.335 0.419 0.516 0.743 0.741 0.743 0.691 0.668 0.646 1.142 1.195 1.248
Over 213.9% 30 0.413 0.408 0.461 0.264 0.320 0.435 0.793 0.801 0.801 0.729 0.765 0.759 1.098 1.115 1.179
Note: Includes 123 Metropolitan Areas with at least 10 tracts and 3% or 20,000 or more Hispanics or Latinos 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 Hispanic/ Latino population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 1980, 1990, and 2000 Summary File 1.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Last Revised: September 30, 2011