The following pages contain non-Hispanic
white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic and Asian population data. You can
use the data to learn about the racial/ethnic composition of a city or
metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Use the dissimilarity index to
determine differences in residential patterns of one ethnic/racial group
in relation to another. The racial/ethnic composition of the neighborhood
where the average member of a particular group lives is determined by
using the exposure index, and the percentage of same-group population
in the census tract where the average member of a racial/ethnic group
lives is determined by using the isolation index.
You can choose
to view data for a city, or for a metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
We have calculated data for all cities
with more than 10,000 population in 2000. Note that some indices become
unreliable or have little meaning for very smalll places, or where a specific
racial/ethnic group is very small. Therefore, you should be cautious in
using these data, especially for cities with populations less than 50,000.
Statistical Area Data The Census Bureau uses a standard
set of definitions of the area included in each "metropolitan statistical
area" (MSA) or "primary metropolitan statistical area"
(PMSA). In most cases they include both a central city (or sometimes two
or more central cities) and the ring of surrounding suburbs. At the top
of the page for each metro area, we have listed the counties and the city
or cities that the census has designated as central cities for this area.
After viewing data for the entire metropolitan area, you may select to
see information for only the central city or suburban portion. If there
is more than one central city, please remember that what we report is
for all these cities combined.