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ERIC Number: ED467091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 64
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Race, Place, and Opportunity: Racial Change and Segregation in the San Diego Metropolitan Area, 1990-2000.
McArdle, Nancy
This paper examines patterns of racial change and segregation over the 1990s in the San Diego metropolitan area, the city of San Diego, and the suburbs, emphasizing whites, blacks, Asians, and Latinos. Minorities contributed to all of metro San Diego's net population growth during the 1990s, with consistently high segregation levels for urban blacks and increasing segregation rates for Latinos metro-wide. The number of whites has declined in the city and suburbs, with Latinos the overwhelming driver of population growth. Asians have also seen dramatic rates of increase. Minority increases have been especially strong in the suburbs. The largest increases in overall segregation are for suburban Latinos. The black population grew much more slowly than other minority groups, though it was disproportionately strong in the suburbs. Asians posted the strongest population growth rate over the decade and are the least segregated from whites. The San Diego metro's child population is more heavily minority and more racially segregated than the population overall. Growth rates of minority homeowners equaled or outstripped even the rapid minority population increase. Despite rapid minority growth, there is no evidence of dramatic racial transition of moderately-integrated areas. Three figures pertaining to the San Diego Metro Area, 1990-2000 are appended: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity; Community Areas with Greatest Population Change, by Race; and Change in Child Population by Race/Ethnicity. (Contains 18 figures.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Civil Rights Project, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego)