CT’s racial and economic segregation among worst in the country, report finds

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CT Insider

Connecticut is one of the most racially and economically segregated places in the country and both forms of division are increasing in at least some areas of the state, according to a new state-funded study.

“Segregation in the state of Connecticut is high,” concluded the 106-page report, the result of  months of study by a New York City-based economic consulting firm Urbanomics, which was hired by Governor Ned Lamont’s Office of Policy and Management to conduct the analysis.

When looking at the state as a whole, racial segregation has decreased somewhat since 1990, but zoom in and data shows that in many suburbs it “is holding steady or increasing,” the report said. Meanwhile, economic inequality is increasing across Connecticut.


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