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View Poll Results: Which area is more integrated?
Low Income areas 3 30.00%
High Income areas 7 70.00%
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Which areas in U.S. cities are more integrated?
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:32 PM
 
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Which areas in U.S. cities are more integrated?
I'm not sure your question can be easily answered...since it varies so much from place to place.

Both areas often have a majority of one race, but that still a generalization that doesn't hold up in many areas.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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In Minneapolis the low income areas are the most integrated.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In metro NYC my sense is that middle and upper middle income neighborhoods are most integrated areas in terms of black/white integration. When other ethnicities are involved it's less clear cut and could go either way.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Valle Luna, Phoenix, AZ
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In Phoenix, the low-income areas are more integrated. Where I grew up, I was one of the only white people in my neighborhood. Most of the others were either Hispanic, Black, or Native. Hispanics and Blacks shared the majority of the racial makeup. I grew up in a lower income area. In the more affluent parts of town, it was a strong majority of Caucasians, sprinkled with some other races.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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I would say that the level of integration of a town depends on a town-by-town situation. Many so-called "diverse towns" are actually self-segreated..for example, one group may live south of a boundary and the other group/s may live north of that boundary.

In the NYC metropolitan area:

- Lower-income areas are *generally* made up of mostly blacks and/or hispanics. You often get a small sprinkling of whites&asians though. In this region, as you get further away from Manhattan the presence of lower-income white areas tend to increase.
(Examples of lower-income areas: South Bronx, Paterson, Newark, Brownsville-East New York, Elizabeth)

- Middle-income areas have the most variation. I would say that most are majority white but there are also MANY diverse middle-income areas with strong populations of all of the races. There are actually even some predominately black middle income areas.
(Examples of middle-income white areas: Middle Village, Wayne, Oceanside, Cranford, Wantagh, Howard Beach, Tottenville)
(Examples of middle-income diverse areas: Valley Stream, Maplewood, Briarwood, White Plains, Baldwin, Teaneck)
(Examples of middle-income black areas: Cambria Heights, Hillcrest, Lakeview, Laurelton, Rosedale)

- Higher-income areas are *generally* made up of mostly whites and asians (with whites always being the majority). You often get a small sprinkling of other minorities though.
(Examples of higher-income areas: Milburn, Upper East Side, Scarsdale, Manhasset, Riverdale, Syosset, Forest Hills)

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