Neighborhood Mobility in Central Cities, Suburbs, and Non-Metro Areas in Race-Ethnic Perspective

Donald J. Bogue, University of Chicago

Previous chapters have studied mobility processes from the viewpoint of metropolitan and non-metropolitan entities as total aggregates. This chapter examines these processes separately within central cities and suburban areas, demonstrating that there are distinguishing differences between the two components of metro areas. Further, it subdivides central cities, suburbs and non-metro territory into neighborhoods (census tracts), and researches mobility at this very local level. The focus is primarily upon demographic composition and distribution, particularly race-ethnicity. Race-ethnic trends in Central Cities and Suburbs, 1990-2000. Table 1 reports the aggregate population size and race-ethnic composition in central cities and suburbs of the 364 metropolitan areas in 1990 and again in 2000, and the intercensal change.

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Presented in Session 7: Migration, Race-Ethnicity and Community Change