This website is a public service of the American Communities Project
under the direction of Dr. John Logan. It was originally developed
during 2001-2004 by a team led by Dr. Logan at the Lewis Mumford Center at the University at Albany with support from the Community and
Resource Development unit of the Ford Foundation. It continues
at Brown University as part of Brown's research initiative on Spatial
Structures in the Social Sciences.
These pages offer information and analyses of how the racial and
composition of metropolitan areas has shifted in the last ten years, and
how increasing diversity is experienced at the level of local
For example, analysis of available 2000 data shows very slow change
since 1980 in residential segregation of African Americans - in some
smaller and newer metropolitan areas, their segregation from whites has
declined markedly, but in the larger places where most African Americans
lived, segregation has remained high. Segregation of Hispanics and
Asians has not changed in the last two decades.
The menu bar on the left side of the page will help you navigate the site.
notes button provides some explanations about the census data and
segregation measures. The button for what
others are saying provides links to many of the excellent news stories
on segregation that have appeared around the country since March 2001.
may also connect to the American Communities Project main page, to learn
about us and our other projects..
on trends revealed by Census 2000 may be downloaded for reproduction.
The data pages
offer data in several forms, including information on every one of the
nation's 331 metro areas.
By providing complete data in a readily accessible form, we seek to facilitate
analyses of the same information from many perspectives, and to encourage
people to think about the experience of their own metropolitan region
in the context of the national picture.
If you want to view all of our data pages for a specific metropolitan
here for our Metro and City Info page. For some kinds of data,
you will be able to go from there to see information about a specific
city or school district, or for a whole state.