Melting Pot Suburbs And Metros

The Brookings Institution examines Racial and ethnic diversity in U.S. suburbs.

June 25, 2001, 10:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"Racial and ethnic diversity in U.S. suburbs rose substantially during the 1990s, according to a study by the Brookings Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy. Minorities now constitute 27 percent of suburbanites in major metropolitan areas, up from 19 percent in 1990. But this trend is not uniform across the country. Metropolitan areas in the West and South are at the forefront of these population shifts, while Northern metro areas lag well behind... 'Melting pot metros'—places of high immigration and overall ethnic diversity—such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, and New York, have the highest minority suburban populations."

Thanks to Brookings Institution

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