Friday, November 08, 2013

Two cities, divided

The map below depicts the segregated nature of the Dallas Metroplex.  
The teal/blue areas indicate high-income sections of the community.  The red represent the low-income portions of this urban area.  

While racial segregation does not play as negative a role in community life as it once did, still, it has been replaced by financial or economic segregation.  And, that segregation accompanies a sharply divided community in racial terms as well.  

Dallas is a divided, unequal, troubled community in terms of income distribution.  

I've long said that it is the richest poor town in the US.  In fact, Dallas is among the top 10 most income/resource divided cities in the nation.  This reality affects every aspect of our community life.  

You can read the entire report, including analysis of cities other than Dallas, here.


3 comments:

Elisabeth Jordan said...

Thanks for sharing this. Very helpful information.

David Dillman said...

The satellite photos in the report are fascinating and tell a troubling story.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Very informative.