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More Census stuff

By Matt Artz
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 2:08 pm in Uncategorized.

Fremont is the 195th most diverse place in California. I guess Asia and Europe is really just one big land mass.
diversity index by place

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  • Gus Morrison

    Who published this chart? What do the columns mean?

  • Matt Artz

    The columns are the diversity index for 2000 and 2010. USA Today came up with the diversity index. Our newspaper chain put together the spreadsheet.

    The USA TODAY Diversity Index shows increases in every state since 2000. The index was created to measure how racially and ethnically diverse the population is. It uses the percentage of each race counted by the Census Bureau — white, black, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian — and Hispanic ethnicity to calculate the chance that any two people are from different groups. The scale ranges from 0 (no diversity) to 100.

  • bbox231

    Biologists use something called the Shannon-Weiner index to characterize relative diversity of organisms in a given population . . . .. I’m betting this is the basis of the indicies in the Excel Matt has supplied . . .

    To better understand the data you might look at -

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_index

  • Robert

    Interesting article about “white population surge” in Brentwood. http://www.baycitizen.org/census-2010/story/brentwoods-white-population-surges/