Changing Diversity in Marion County (1990-2010)

Report by Shawn Hoch, Sharon Kandris
December 2, 2011

The Polis Center   (Indianapolis)

How can we look beyond the demographic snapshot of Indianapolis and begin to explore the social dynamics within and between neighborhoods? An increasingly important concept in public life, diversity can be described in the most basic sense as the number of groups represented in a place and the proportions of each. A deeper understanding of the state of diversity in our community can include how and why these proportions change over time and how the groups interact with each other...