The Cost of Segregation

The Cost of Segregation

While the degree of racial/ethnic and economic segregation in Chicago is expected to decline between 2015 and 2030 — in part as a result of the growth of the city's Latinx, Asian-American, and multiracial populations — segregation in the region will remain high, a report from the finds. The report, (46 pages, PDF), estimates that Latinx-white segregation in the city will persist, and that while black-white segregation will decline, it will continue to be elevated. In addition, the report projects that the city and surrounding counties will see a resurgence in population growth between 2013 and 2030. Funded by the and the through the , the study also found that, unlike many other U.S. metropolitan areas, Chicago saw a steady decline in economic segregation between 1990 and 2010 and that, despite rising income inequality in the region, the level of segregation will continue to fall through 2030.