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Table 3 Stated racial/ethnic preferences, racial/ethnic composition of search locations and current neighborhood

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

  Whites (n = 123) Blacks (n = 114) Latinos (n = 145)
A. Stated racial/ethnic preferences
 Mean percentage whites in ideal neighborhood 46.5 26.7 31.3
 Mean percentage blacks in ideal neighborhood 15.1 36.8 16.1
 Mean percentage Hispanics in ideal neighborhood 14.9 16.5 31.7
B. Racial/ethnic composition of current neighborhood
 Mean percentage whites in current neighborhood 73.5 18.3 38.1
 Mean percentage blacks in current neighborhood 5.8 66.2 5.9
 Mean percentage Hispanics in current neighborhood 12.1 10.9 50.8
C. Racial/ethnic composition of search locations
 Mean average percentage whites in search locations 67.6 44.8 48.8
 Mean average percentage blacks in search locations 10.1 40.3 13.0
 Mean average percentage Hispanics in search locations 13.9 10.6 32.3
  1. Bold values refer to own racial/ethnic group
  2. Source 2004–2005 Chicago Area Study