St. Louis Public Radio News
4:29 pm
Thu November 28, 2002

St. Louis Among Most Segregated Metros in U.S.

Washington, DC – New census numbers show St. Louis is one of the five most segregated metropolitan areas in the nation.

The figures also indicate blacks are more isolated than other ethnic or racial groups in many cities.

But the figures also show that in other metro areas, renovated inner cities are drawing higher-income whites, as well as an influx of immigrants, especially Hispanics and Eastern Europeans.

The five most integrated urban areas are Orange County, California; San Jose, California; Norfolk, Virginia; Tampa, Florida; and San Diego.