The Great Divide: Spatial Analysis of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Indraneel Kumar, Andrey Zhalnin
This study explores four decades of spatial distribution of race and ethnicity in the U.S. at the sub-county levels. We apply various types of spatial autocorrelation measures to reveal clustering and dispersal patterns including the ethnic enclaves. Time-layer animated maps and spatial statistics are used to compare urban and metropolitan areas against large geographic regions. Race and ethnicity are important indicators used in local and regional economic development planning.