Absolute Centralization captures the extent to which minorities live at the center of the metropolitan area (high positive numbers up to one) versus the outlying areas (negative numbers, to -1). A value of zero indicates that the minority group is evenly distributed in the metro area.
Children defined as those under age 18. Racial groups refer to people who indicated they were of specified race
"alone." Excludes those specifying two or more races. Indices in metro
areas with small numbers of specified racial/ethnic groups should be
used with caution.
U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 1 and 2010 Redistricting
File. Modeled on analysis in: "Racial and Ethnic Residential
Segregation in the United States: 1980-2000," U.S. Census Bureau, Series