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Figure 6-2: Economic Dissimilarity Index, Metropolitan Areas, 1999 (Text Description)

The figure is a graph showing the economic dissimilarity index for various metropolitan areas, grouped by regions of the Nation. In the Northeast, Newark and Philadelphia had indices in excess of 0.4. In Hartford, Buffalo, New York, and Boston, the dissimilarity index was between 0.3 and 0.4. In Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Allentown, the index was between 0.2 and 0.3. In Nassau-Suffolk, Jersey City, and Scranton, the index was between 0.1 and 0.2. In the South, Baltimore, Atlanta, and Washington, DC, had indices between 0.3 and 0.4. In Norfolk, Miami, Augusta, Little Rock, and Sarasota, the dissimilarity index was between 0.2 and 0.3. In Greenville, Daytona Beach, and Johnson City, the index was between 0.1 and 0.2. In the Midwest, the dissimilarity index was between 0.4 and 0.5 in Milwaukee, Detroit, and Chicago. In St. Louis and Minneapolis, the index was between 0.3 and 0.4. In Wichita, Des Moines, Saginaw, and Kalamazoo, the index was between 0.2 and 0.3. In the West, Denver, Oakland, and Tucson had economic dissimilarity indices between 0.3 and 0.4. In Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Spokane, and San Jose, the index was between 0.2 and 0.3. In Modesto, the index was somewhat more than 0.1.

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