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Ellis and Colleagues Assess the Effects of Metropolitan Redefinitions on Racial Composition in New Article

Posted: 4/11/2022 (CSDE Workshop)

CSDE Affiliate and Executive Committee Member Mark Ellis, with Dartmouth co-authors Richard Wright and Nicole Tiao, recently published an article in The Professional Geographer that analyzes the impact of redefining metropolitan geographic areas over time on their estimated racial composition. Using census data from 1990, 2000, and 2010, the authors demonstrate that the 2010 reclassification produces metropolitan areas that are relatively more White and relatively less diverse than those based on the 1990 definitions.

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