This indicator provides the share of housing units located in structures that contain 2 or more units for the average neighborhood in which each racial group lives, for people of different income groups. For instance, if the value is 10% for affluent blacks, this statistic is interpreted as "The average affluent black household in this metro area lives in a neighborhood where 10% of housing units are located in structures which contain 2 or more units."
Income categories are defined as "poor" (income below $30,000 in 1999), "affluent" (income more than $60,000 in 1999), and "middle income" (those falling in between). Excludes metro areas with less than 5,000 population of the specified racial/ethnic group.
U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 3 accessed through the Neighborhood Change Database.