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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for whites, blacks, and Latinos: range, means/proportion, and standard deviation

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

  Whites Blacks Latinos
Range Mean/p SD Range Mean/p SD Range Mean/p SD
Dependent variables
 Percentage own group in ideal neighborhood 14.28–100 46.49 18.79 0–100 36.76 20.17 0–100 31.71 23.80
 Percentage own group in current neighborhood 0–95.97 73.45 15.43 0–100 66.24 36.88 2.68–98.51 50.87 32.76
 Average percentage own group in search locations 11.47–89.94 67.61 14.63 1.29–99.00 40.34 22.57 2.33–83.03 32.34 25.62
Mismatch
 Percentage own group current neighborhood > ideal neighborhood 0/1 0.68   0/1 0.64   0/1 0.56  
 Percentage own group average search location > ideal neighborhood 0/1 0.52   0/1 0.21   0/1 0.29  
 Percentage own group current neighborhood > average search locations 0/1 0.24   0/1 0.60   0/1 0.56  
Explanatory variables
 Education
  Less than H.S. degree 0/1 0.01   0/1 0.08   0/1 0.36  
  H.S. degree 0/1 0.03   0/1 0.25   0/1 0.19  
  Some college, less than BA 0/1 0.34   0/1 0.33   0/1 0.35  
  BA degree or higher 0/1 0.61   0/1 0.32   0/1 0.10  
 Household income
  <$20,000 0/1 0.06   0/1 0.18   0/1 0.30  
  $20,000–39,999 0/1 0.08   0/1 0.33   0/1 0.37  
  $40,000–79,999 0/1 0.37   0/1 0.31   0/1 0.22  
  >$80,000 0/1 0.48   0/1 0.16   0/1 0.09  
General lack of knowledge (# of unknown neighborhoods on map) 0–32 11.53 6.29 0–41 10.99 11.52 0–39 16.56 12.29
Percentage own group in known neighborhood > unknown neighborhoods 0/1 0.84   0/1 0.88   0/1 0.86 0.39
Self-reported housing discrimination 0–3 0.71 1.07 0–3 0.57 1.00
# of years in the Chicago metropolitan area 1–75 27.28 12.07 1–82 31.16 16.97 0–53 17.94 12.51
n 123    114    145   
  1. Source 2004–2005 Chicago Area Study