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Report: several Bay Area neighborhoods segregated areas of white wealth

Several neighborhoods in California’s Bay Area are largely white and wealthy.

According to CBS News, a new report by the Bay Area Equity Atlas says 10 percent of the census tracts in the region are segregated “areas of white wealth.”

The report is based on U.S. Census data that examines 1,572 U.S. Census tracts by race and income to determine if certain tracts are segregated.

“A look at the demographics of these neighborhoods of concentrated white wealth reveals the extent to which low-income Black, Latinx, and AAPI households are excluded from wealthy white enclaves compared with their white counterparts,” the report states, according to CBS News.

The report specifically examined the Bay Area neighborhoods of Belvedere and Woodside. According to Almanac News, the two wealthy neighborhoods had very few low-income Black, Latino or Asian and Pacific Islander households.

“In these two areas, there are no Black or Latinx households with incomes under $45,000 and just a handful of low-income AAPI households, yet there are more than 100 low-income white households in each census tract, casting doubt on explanations of purely income-based segregation,” the report said, according to Almanac News. “For low-income AAPI households, only one neighborhood, in Atherton, has more than 50 households. Meanwhile, neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Mill Valley, and Orinda have more than 200 lower-income white households.”

The full report can be found here.

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