Least Segregated Cities in America

The Least Segregated Cities in America – Priceonomics


Least Segregated U.S. Metros Concentrated in Fast-Growing South …


Population Reference Bureau

Segregation persists in older cities in the Northeast and Midwest where a large share of the nation’s African American residents live, “buttressed by a history of …

The Most Diverse Cities Are Often The Most Segregated | FiveThirtyEight



May 1, 2015 – Chicago deserves its reputation as a segregated city. …. Of the top 100 U.S. cities by population, 35 are at least one-quarter black, and only 6 of …

America’s Most Segregated Cities – 24/7 Wall St.


Sep 8, 2016 – 24/7 Wall St. reviewed large U.S. metro areas containing at least one census tract … Click here to see America’s most segregated cities.

Why don’t black and white Americans live together? – BBC News



Jan 8, 2016 – They, like many other American cities, are still very segregated. … is one of the least segregated cities in the United States, challenges persist.

The 9 Most Segregated Cities In America | Huffington Post


The Huffington Post

Aug 27, 2015 – These are America’s most segregated cities, according to 24/7 Wall St. Kansas City, MO-KS. 24/7 Wall St. Birmingham-Hoover, AL. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN.Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI. Detroit-Warren- …

Racial Integration in Urban America – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

The five metro areas that the historic index ranks as “least segregated” for African … cities with very low African American populations as “least segregated.

The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation | WIRED



Aug 26, 2013 – Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per … In Detroit, the most segregated city in America according to one recent … Here, at least, Cable’s given us a chance to see how things stand today in …

Sacramento: The Most Integrated Major City in the US – Sacramento …


Jan 24, 2015 – Sacramento: The Most Integrated Major City in the US … Interestingly, 7 of the top 10least segregated cities in the US are also California cities.

Segregation Curtailed in U.S. Cities, Study Finds – The New York Times


The New York Times

Jan 31, 2012 – Residential segregation in metropolitan America has been … By the dissimilarity index, Dallas and Houston are the least segregated big cities.

These are America’s most segregated cities, according to 24/7 Wall St.
  • Kansas City, MO-KS. 24/7 Wall St. …
  • Birmingham-Hoover, AL. …
  • Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH. …
  • Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN. …
  • Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN. …
  • Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN. …
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI. …
  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI.

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    An estimated 12.6 million deaths each year are attributable to unhealthy environments

    News release

    15 MARCH 2016 | GENEVA – An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to new estimates from WHO. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries.

    Noncommunicable diseases contribute to largest share of environment-related deaths

    The second edition of the report, “Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks”, reveals that since the report was first published a decade ago, deaths due to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), mostly attributable to air pollution (including exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke), amount to as much as 8.2 million of these deaths. NCDs, such as stroke, heart disease, cancers and chronic respiratory disease, now amount to nearly two-thirds of the total deaths caused by unhealthy environments.

    At the same time, deaths from infectious diseases, such as diarrhoea and malaria, often related to poor water, sanitation and waste management, have declined. Increases in access to safe water and sanitation have been key contributors to this decline, alongside better access to immunization, insecticide-treated mosquito nets and essential medicines.

    Healthier environment: healthier people

    “A healthy environment underpins a healthy population,” says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “If countries do not take actions to make environments where people live and work healthy, millions will continue to become ill and die too young.”

    The report emphasizes cost-effective measures that countries can take to reverse the upward trend of environment-related disease and deaths. These include reducing the use of solid fuels for cooking and increasing access to low-carbon energy technologies.

    “There’s an urgent need for investment in strategies to reduce environmental risks in our cities, homes and workplaces”, said Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health. “Such investments can significantly reduce the rising worldwide burden of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, injuries, and cancers, and lead to immediate savings in healthcare costs.”

    Environmental risks take their greatest toll on young children and older people, the report finds, with children under 5 and adults aged 50 to 75 years most impacted. Yearly, the deaths of 1.7 million children under 5 and 4.9 million adults aged 50 to 75 could be prevented through better environmental management. Lower respiratory infections and diarrhoeal diseases mostly impact children under 5, while older people are most impacted by NCDs.

    Burden of disease in WHO Regions

    Regionally, the report finds, low- and middle-income countries in the WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions had the largest environment-related disease burden in 2012, with a total of 7.3 million deaths, most attributable to indoor and outdoor air pollution. Further regional statistics listed in the report include:

    2.2 million deaths annually in African Region
    847 000 deaths annually in Region of the Americas
    854 000 deaths annually in Eastern Mediterranean Region
    1.4 million deaths annually in European Region
    3.8 million deaths annually in South-East Asia Region
    3.5 million deaths annually in Western Pacific Region
    Low- and middle-income countries bear the greatest environmental burden in all types of diseases and injuries, however for certain NCDs, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancers, the per capita disease burden can also be relatively high in high-income countries.

    Top causes of environment-related deaths

    Looking across more than 100 disease and injury categories, the report finds that the vast majority of environment-related deaths are due to cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and ischaemic heart disease:

    Stroke – 2.5 million deaths annually
    Ischaemic heart disease – 2.3 million deaths annually
    Unintentional injuries (such as road traffic deaths) – 1.7 million deaths annually
    Cancers – 1.7 million deaths annually
    Chronic respiratory diseases – 1.4 million deaths annually
    Diarrhoeal diseases – 846 000 deaths annually
    Respiratory infections – 567 000 deaths annually
    Neonatal conditions – 270 000 deaths annually
    Malaria – 259 000 deaths annually
    Intentional injuries (such as suicides) – 246 000 deaths annually
    Strategies to reduce environmental disease burden

    The report cites proven strategies for improving the environment and preventing diseases. For instance, using clean technologies and fuels for domestic cooking, heating and lighting would reduce acute respiratory infections, chronic respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and burns. Increasing access to safe water and adequate sanitation and promoting hand washing would further reduce diarrhoeal diseases.

    Tobacco smoke-free legislation reduces exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and thereby also reduces cardiovascular diseases and respiratory infections. Improving urban transit and urban planning, and building energy-efficient housing would reduce air pollution-related diseases and promote safe physical activity.

    Many cities around the world are already implementing many of these cost-effective measures. Curitiba, Brazil has invested heavily in slum upgrading, waste recycling, and a popular “bus rapid transit” system which is integrated with green spaces and pedestrian walkways to encourage walking and cycling. Despite a five-fold population increase in the past 50 years, air pollution levels are comparatively lower than in many other rapidly growing cities and life expectancy is 2 years longer than the national average.

    Through WHO’s water safety plans, which work to identify and address threats to drinking-water safety, Amarapuri, Nepal identified open defecation as a water quality hazard contributing to diseases in the area. As a result, the village built toilets for each household and was later declared an Open Defecation Free Zone by the local government.

    Currently, WHO is working with countries to take action on both indoor and outdoor air pollution. At the World Health Assembly in May, WHO will propose a road map for an enhanced global response by the health sector aimed at reducing the adverse health effects of air pollution.

    Note to editors:

    The second edition of Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments:

    Updates the 2006 publication and presents the latest evidence on environment-disease links and their devastating impact on global health.
    Systematically analyses and quantifies how different diseases are impacted by environmental risks, detailing the regions and populations most vulnerable to environmentally mediated death, disease and injury.
    Is exhaustive in its coverage. It examines the health impacts of environmental risks on more than 100 diseases and injuries. Some of these environmental factors are well known, such as unsafe drinking-water and sanitation, and air pollution and indoor stoves; others less so, such as climate change or the built environment.
    Highlights promising areas for immediate intervention and gaps where further research is needed to establish the linkages and quantify the burden of disease for various environmental risk factors.
    For more information, contact:

    Christian Lindmeier
    Communication Officer
    Telephone: +41 22 791 3228
    Mobile: +41 79 475 5556
    E-mail: lindemeierch@who.int

    Nada Osseiran
    Technical Officer (Communications)
    Telephone: +41 22 791 4475
    Mobile: +41 79 445 1624
    E-mail: osseirann@who.int

    Kim Chriscaden
    Telephone: +41 22 791 2885
    Mobile: +41 79 603 1891
    E-mail: chriscadenk@who.int

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