Socioeconomic Conditions

Socioeconomic Conditions 

Despite the increasing diversity of metropolitan areas and the municipalities and communities within them, income differences and preferences for different kinds of housing and lifestyles typically create significant segregation by socioeconomic status, which overlays the racial segregation described in the Diversity indicators section of this website. The indicators here deal with issues of socio-economic status and changes in that status.

2006
Indicator 5.1: Low-income communities 
Indicator 5.2: High-income communities
Indicator 5.3: Change in low-income households, 1990–2000
Indicator 5.4: Change in high-income households, 1990–2000
Indicator 5.5: Middle-income households

2005
Indicator 4.1: Difference in real income, 1990-2000
Indicator 4.2: Prime working age males not in labor force
Indicator 4.3: Use of the food stamp program
Indicator 4.4: Welfare use
Indicator 4.5: Change in educational attainment, 1990-2000

2004
Indicator 4.1: Household income
Indicator 4.2: Poverty levels
Indicator 4.3: Change in poverty in communities with highest 1990 poverty levels
Indicator 4.4: Distribution of high income households
Indicator 4.5: Adults with higher education