Top 10 Most Segregated Cities in the US

South Boston  St. Patrick's Day Parade

9. Boston, Mass.In Boston, Black people live mostly on the south side of the city, in Roxbury and Dorchester. The city has a Black-white dissimilarity score of 67.8. The map below shows the racial lines of Boston. The red dots represent white people, blue represents Black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

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8. St. Louis, Mo.St. Louis’ Black-white dissimilarity score is 69.2 and Black people reside exclusively on the north side of the city. The map below shows the racial lines of St. Louis. The red dots represent white people, blue represents Black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

East CLEVELAND

7. Cleveland, OHIn Cleveland, Blacks populate mostly on the east side of the city and the Black-white dissimilarity score is 72.6. The map below shows the racial lines of Cleveland. The red dots represent white people, blue represents Black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

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6. Miami, Fla.Miami has a Black-white dissimilarity score of 73.0. In the city, Black people stay mainly in the northern inner (Little Haiti and Wynwood) and Hispanics reside in the south (Little Havana, West Miami, Coral Way) and west (Brownsville). The map below shows the racial lines of Miami. The red dots represent white people, blue represents Black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

philadelphia

5. Philadelphia, Pa.In Philadelphia, white people occupy the South and Northeast Philly and the suburbs.  North and West Philadelphia is heavily Black, with some Hispanics. Philadelphia’s black-white dissimilarity score is 73.7. The map below shows the racial lines of Philadelphia. The red dots represent white people, blue represents Black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

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4. Chicago, Ill.In Chicago, north side neighborhoods like Edgewater and the Gold Coast are nearly exclusively white, Black people lodge on the South and West Sides. Hispanics dwell in southwest and northwest areas of the city. Chicago’s Black-white dissimilarity score is 75.9. The map below shows the racial lines of Chicago. The red dots represent white people, blue represents Black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

Chinatown

3. New York CityNew York City’s black-white dissimilarity score is 79.1. Manhattan is mostly white below 125th street in Harlem, besides Chinatown. South Brooklyn is also mostly white, with a few areas of Asians and Hispanics. Northeast Brooklyn into Queens is mostly Black. The Bronx and Queens are also highly diverse racially. The map below shows the racial lines of New York City.  The red dots represent white people, blue represents Black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

Milwaukee

2. Milwaukee, Wis.In Milwaukee Blacks are located mostly in the north-central area of the city, white people live on the outer edges of town and in the suburbs and Hispanics stay in the southern inner city near Humboldt Park. Milwaukee’s Black-white dissimilarity score is 79.6. The map below shows the racial lines of Milwaukee.  The red dots represent white people, blue is black, orange is Hispanic, green is Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

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1. Detroit, Mich.Detroit is the most segregated city in United States with a black-white dissimilarity score of 79.6.  Detroit’s inner city is almost all Black, beside a little Hispanic community in the southwest called “Mexicantown.” Whites mostly stick to the suburbs like Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, and Ferndale. The map below shows the racial lines of Detroit. The red dots represent white people, blue represents Black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

Source: Top 10 Most Segregated Cities in the US

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