January 2016: Exploring Income Diversity and Segregation in New Jersey

February 1, 2016: How Integrated, in Terms of Household Income, are New Jersey’s Counties?

Exploring Income Diversity and Segregation in New Jersey

February 1, 2016: How Integrated, in Terms of Household Income, are New Jersey's Counties?

January 25, 2016: Can New Jersey’s Neighborhoods be Considered Mixed Income?

Exploring Income Diversity and Segregation in New Jersey

January 25, 2016: Can New Jersey’s Neighborhoods be Considered Mixed Income?

January 11, 2016: Can New Jersey’s Counties be Considered Mixed Income?

To understand the extent of income segregation in New Jersey, we have used the same methods we employed to analyze racial and ethnic segregation. This means that we must first understand how diverse New Jersey’s counties are. Just as in that method, we have used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, only instead of race or ethnicity of individuals, this time we are analyzing the diversity of household income in each county. In this exercise, we used the 10 mutually exclusive income “buckets” or deciles provided by the American Community Survey. In this instance, the Diversity Index would tell us how evenly distributed household income is in a particular county. The higher a county’s Household Income Diversity Index, the more likely it is that similar shares of county households fall into every income group...