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Residential segregation—black/white (County Health Rankings)

Racial/ethnic residential segregation refers to the degree to which two or more groups live separately from one another in a geographic area. The index of dissimilarity is a demographic measure of the evenness with which two groups (black and white residents, in this case) are distributed across the component geographic areas (census tracts, in this case) that make up a larger area (counties, in this case). The index score can be interpreted as the percentage of either black or white residents that would have to move to different geographic areas in order to produce a distribution that matches that of the larger area.

Measurement Period: 2011-2015
Value: 35

County

35

State

National

HP 2020

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  • 44
  • 69

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2011-2015 35

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Somerset, MD; Meigs, OH;

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    • 35
    • 41
    • 48
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 22 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 73 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age, Population Density

    All Peer Counties for Somerset

    Adair, KY; Clinton, KY; Hart, KY; Mason, KY; Russell, KY; Somerset, MD; Northampton, NC; Perquimans, NC; Warren, NC; Meigs, OH; Hardin, TN; Johnson, TN; Aransas, TX; Camp, TX; Lee, VA; Northampton, VA; Nottoway, VA; Prince Edward, VA; Barbour, WV; Lewis, WV; Taylor, WV; Upshur, WV; Wetzel, WV;

Source

  • Data source: American Community Survey. Download source: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R). A program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in collaboration between RWJF and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
    http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/rankings/data

 
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