Map Monday: Twin Cities Racially Concentrated Areas of Wealth

Here’s a map from a recent presentation by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs out of the University of Minnesota. It shows a different perspective on the typical way of viewing income inequality in the Twin Cities. Instead of showing the Racially Concentrated Areas of Poverty (RCAP), this map flips the categories on their head and shows where concentrated wealth exists in the Twin Cities.

Here is the map:

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Check out the rest of the presentation, covering the connection between structural racism and housing policy, in the presentation online. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

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5 Responses to Map Monday: Twin Cities Racially Concentrated Areas of Wealth

  1. Trent September 5, 2018 at 2:24 am #

    So even the richest, whitest parts of Minneapolis are in comparisons to the suburbs, for the most part not that rich, and not that white.

    • Bill Lindeke
      Bill Lindeke September 5, 2018 at 10:12 am #

      Sounds about right. That’s why I like to frame issues regionally, if possible.

    • Steve September 5, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

      We would need a way of subdividing zip codes to get that granular.

      • Mike September 6, 2018 at 2:49 am #

        The map as labeled above is already by census tract. Just by looking in Minneapolis you can see the regions are much smaller than zip codes.

        • Bill Lindeke
          Bill Lindeke September 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

          That’s about as small as it gets.

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