Then and Now
Here’s what we found: In 2010, a little over a third of Chicago's 77 community areas qualified as integrated, which we define as a condition where no single race comprises two-thirds or more of an area’s population. As of the 2010 census, Chicago saw a net increase of six integrated community areas since 1990.
Directionality of change
Viewed a different way, we can see the direction in which each neighborhood moved. Sometimes a formerly segregated neighborhood has become integrated, and in other cases a segregated neighborhood remains segregated, but with a different group making up the majority.
The city’s newly-integrated neighborhoods
Most of the newly integrated community areas used to be segregated white-majority areas such as Portage Park, Garfield Ridge, and Clearing. These neighborhoods have seen an influx of Latinos along with a massive decline in the white population.
Impact of Latinos
Most of the neighborhoods that went from integrated to segregated were community areas like Gage Park. These are neighborhoods that had been white and Latino but today are majority Latino.