What if there existed a number that identified one's level of proximity to diversity, a diversity number if you will. You might have various breakdowns:
- proximity to non-whites in a 10 mile radius
- proximity to non-whites in a 50 mile radius
But you might also add some weights, such that:
- depth of diversity (types of non-whites)
Or you might take class into consideration as well:
- proximity to annual income < $30k per family
- proximity to those with college degree
I browsed google for a bit but didn't come up with anything quickly.
However, I did come across this from 2015 in the NY Times. A project called "Mapping Segregation", it is a tool that allows you to view geographic maps of the US by ethnic concentration.
|Ethnic Groups in Coachella Valley, CA, 2015|
It's quite fascinating. Noting one of the sources, "socialexplorer.com", I'm off to gather more data in hopes of creating some of my intended weights. Wish me luck.