That the St. Louis area is heavily segregated is not necessarily news. But a new study details how that segregation plays out and how racial inequality in St. Louis compares to other cities around the country.
Where We Stand, a study conducted by the East West Gateway Council of Governments, found the St. Louis metropolitan area is the sixth-most segregated area in the country based on several social, economic, and health factors. For St. Louis, the study focused almost exclusively on black and white populations, due to low numbers of other race populations.
The five-most segregated areas, in order, are Milwuakee, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland.More »