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Table 1 Racial and ethnic composition of places/communities on the map and overall in the Chicago metropolitan area

From: Realizing Racial and Ethnic Neighborhood Preferences? Exploring the Mismatches Between What People Want, Where They Search, and Where They Live

  The options people were given to choose from (on the map) (%) The options people actually have to choose from (in the metropolitan area) (%)
Racial and ethnic composition a
All white 14 44
All black 7 8
All Hispanic 5 1
Mostly white 9 13
Mostly black 7 2
Mostly Hispanic 0 1
Mixed B–W white majority 12 4
Mixed B–W black majority 7 3
Mixed W–H white majority 5 9
Mixed W–H Hispanic majority 5 2
Mixed W–A white majority 2 1
Mixed B–H black majority 0 1
Mixed two groups 7 2
Mixed three groups 21 9
Total 100 100
n b 43 365
  1. Source 2000 census
  2. aAll white: communities where 85 % or more of its residents are white; All black: communities where 85 % or more of its residents are black; All Hispanic: communities where 85 % or more of its residents are Hispanic; Mostly white: communities where 70 % or more of the residents are white and there are fewer than 15 % of any single other racial/ethnic group; Mostly black: communities where 70 % or more of the residents are black and there are fewer than 15 % of any single other racial/ethnic group; Mostly Hispanic: communities where 70 % or more of the residents are Hispanic and there are fewer than 15 % of any single other racial/ethnic group; Mixed black/white with white majority: communities where 51 % or more of the residents are white and more than 15 % are black; Mixed black/white with black majority: communities where 51 % or more of the residents are black and more than 15 % are white; mixed white/Hispanic with white majority: communities where 51 % or more of the residents are white and more than 15 % are Latino; mixed white/Hispanic with Hispanic majority: communities where 51 % or more of the residents are Hispanic and more than 15 % are white; mixed white/Asian with white majority: communities where 51 % or more of the residents are white and more than 15 % are Asian; two-group mixture: communities where there are 40 % or more of two different racial/ethnic groups, but neither is in the majority; Three-group mixture: communities where three racial/ethnic groups have populations in excess of 10 %
  3. bThe total number of communities represented on the map is 43 because two of the 41 places identified on the map were combinations of two separate communities (Pilsen and Little Village; Homewood and Flossmoor). For calculations of community characteristics shown in this table, these four communities are treated separately