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A study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center shows that residential segregation by income has increased during the past three decades across the United States and in 27 of the nation’s 30 largest metropolitan areas. The phenomenon was more pronounced in Houston than in any of the other top 10 metro areas.
Lower income Middle or mixed income Upper income MONTGOMERY
59 290 45
225 99 90A 59
6 45 35
* The Residential Income Segregation Index for a metro area is derived by adding the share of its lower-income households located in majority lower-income census tracts to the share of its upper-income households located in majority upperincome census tracts. Source: Pew Research Center
Change in Residential income Segregation Index, * between 1980 and 2010: Houston Dallas New York Los Angeles Philadelphia 29 21 9 4 11
Jay Carr / Houston Chronicle