A study published in 2012 by two Duke University researchers and called, “The End of the Segregated Century,” concluded U.S. cities were less segregated in 2012 than they were at any point since 1910.
But that doesn’t mean they’re integrated.
A map created by Dustin Cable at University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service breaks down racial numbers based on data from the 2010 Census. It color-codes races and plots a dot for each person counted in the census.
Parts of the St. Louis area are visibly segregated. Areas north of Forest Park into North County are predominately African-American while areas west of Forest Park are predominately white with pockets of Asian residents. See the Full Map
But it doesn’t end there. Areas such as South County and St. Charles County remain predominately populated by whites. The study shows that blacks, whites and Asians in the St. Louis area are separated only by several streets or blocks. Other cities in the Midwest fair similarly with stark racial lines in Chicago, and Detroit.