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Breakdown of state’s most diverse housing tract

diversetractWe had a story on Hayward’s diversity and how it compares with other places in the Bay Area. Turns out that according to one way of measuring things, a tract off Tennyson Road is the most diverse in the state. It’s an imperfect measurement, and doesn’t take into account subdivisions within the race categories that by all means would add to an area’s diversity. Read the story for an explanation of what is meant by “most diverse.” Here’s the breakdown of Tract 4377.01:

POPULATION IN 2000: 4227
POPULATION IN 2010: 3649 (-578)

HOUSING UNITS: 1107

PERCENT VACANT: 9%

LAND SQUARE MILES: .1869

PERCENT WHITE IN 2010: 23%
PERCENT WHITE IN 2000: 32%

PERCENT BLACK IN 2010: 16%
PERCENT BLACK IN 2000: 13%

PERCENT AMERICAN INDIAN IN 2010: 1%
PERCENT AMERICAN INDIAN IN 2000: .5%

PERCENT ASIAN IN 2010: 10%
PERCENT ASIAN IN 2000: 15%

PERCENT NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER IN 2010: 6%
PERCENT NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER IN 2000: 6%

PERCENT OTHER RACE ALONE IN 2010: 36%
PERCENT OTHER RACE ALONE IN 2000: 25%

PERCENT TWO OR MORE RACE IN 2010: 8%
PERCENT TWO OR MORE RACE IN 2000: 9%

PERCENT HISPANIC IN 2010: 55%
PERCENT HISPANIC IN 2000: 44%

PERCENT NONHISPANIC IN 2010: 45%
PERCENT NONHISPANIC IN 2000: 56%

 DIVERSITY INDEX IN 2010: .887436
DIVERSITY INDEX IN 2000: .871308
WHITE POPULATION CHANGE: -514 (-38%)
ASIAN POPULATION CHANGE: -269 (-43%)
BLACK POPULATION CHANGE: +39 (+7%)
NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER POPULATION CHANGE: -8 (-3%)
OTHER ALONE POPULATION CHANGE: +260 (25%)
TWO OR MORE POPULATION CHANGE: -99 (-25%)
HISPANIC POPULATION CHANGE: 149 (+8%)
NONHISPANIC POPULATION CHANGE: -727 (-31%)

PERCENT KIDS 2010: 31%
PERCENT KIDS 2000: 34%

POPULATION PER SQUARE MILE 2010: 19,522
POPULATION PER SQUARE MILE 2000: 22,614

Eric Kurhi

  • Sherry Blair

    Diversity is necessary as a matter of species survival. We don’t know what the future will bring. We do know that change happens and the more diverse we are, the more options we will have to adapt. It is in our interest as a whole to invest in our differences and in our individuality rather than the old way of assimilating and homogenizing, group think and judging everyone who isn’t part of the majority as substandard.