Racial Diversity

Summary measure of racial diversity over time

Diversity Index

diversity index

diversity index

wdt_ID Year NE Springfield (45503) NW Springfield (45504) SE Springfield (45505) SW Springfield (45506) Springfield Clark County Ohio United States
3 2009 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.7 14.4 17.6 31.6
4 2010 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.9 15.4 18.3 32.4
5 2011 14.5 8.4 19.7 26.6 21.2 15.7 18.6 32.7
6 2012 14.8 9.2 19.6 27.6 22.0 16.0 18.8 32.9
7 2013 15.2 11.0 20.2 26.4 22.4 16.2 19.1 33.2
8 2014 15.8 11.4 20.1 27.0 22.6 16.5 19.4 33.5
9 2015 15.5 11.2 21.3 27.3 22.4 16.7 19.7 33.8
10 2016 16.2 13.7 19.5 27.4 22.7 16.8 20.0 34.0
11 2017 15.7 13.9 20.2 27.7 23.0 16.9 20.3 34.4

 

This statistic measures the racial diversity in an area. It can be interpreted as the probability that two people drawn randomly from the area will be of the same race or ethnicity.

The population data for the percent change in total population, and the percent population of males for Clark County, Ohio, United States, do not have a margin of error, so all of the trends are statistically significant.

In 2017:

  • The percent white alone population in SW Springfield is slower than the rest of Springfield.*
  • The percent white alone population in NW Springfield is higher than the rest of Springfield.*
  • The percent black or African-American alone population in SW Springfield is  higher than the rest of Springfield.*
  • The percent white alone and black or African-American population in Springfield is 12.5% higher than the of the U.S.

*Denotes a statistically significant finding with 90% confidence, the standard for the ACS.

All data comes from U.S. Census Bureau.

The information for the percent population by race and ethnicity in Clark County, Ohio, and the U.S. comes from the U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates on County Population by Characteristics.

The information for the percent population by race and ethnicity in Springfield and the geographical areas of Springfield comes from the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on demographic and housing estimates.

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