The Urban Insitute has put up new map/scorecard HERE of 100 largest metro areas that provides data and rankings on black/white and hispanic/white equity.
Portland ranks and ratings:
- Black/White Equity: Ranking, 19th; Score A
- Hispanic/White Equity: Ranking, 32nd; Score B
Seattle Ranks and Ratings
- Black/White Equity: Ranking, 39th; Score B
- Hispanic/White Equity: Ranking, 33rd; Score B
I have prepared a breakout of ALL Portland AND Seattle Metro values, ratings and rankings in a PDF file HERE.
Rating Data include:
Residential Segregation: Dissimilarity index
Neighborhood Income Gap: Percent difference between the median income of the average non-Hispanic white’s neighborhood and that of the average black or Latino.
School Test Score Gap: Percent difference between the state test score ranking of the school attended by the average non-Hispanic white student and that of the school attended by the average black or Latino student.
Employment Gap: Percent difference between the share of working-age non-Hispanic whites who are employed and the corresponding share of blacks or Latinos,
Homeownership Gap: Percent difference between the share of non-Hispanic white households that are homeowners and the corresponding share of black or Latino households
Grading Scale: Each statistic is scaled by its average and given an equal weight, and then all statistics are summed into a final measure. Each metro is assigned a rank based on this measure and then fit into the following grading scale: A=Best 20, B=21-40, C=41-60, D=61-80, F=Worst 20.