This study examines neighborhood change among mixed income neighborhoods in Chicago, IL between 2010 and 2017. Previous literature has focused extensively on the process of gentrification in transitioning homogenous low income neighborhoods to homogenous high income neighborhoods. However, few studies have tested empirically if mixed income neighborhoods are a persistent neighborhood type or if they are inherently a neighborhood undergoing transition. This methodology uses data from the U.S. Census American Community Survey to utilize a logit regression which tests the likelihood that a 2010 mixed income neighborhood will transition upwards to a 2017 homogenous high income neighborhood. Additionally, ArcGIS maps and a spatial autoregressive model were considered to test the surrounding spatial influences in the model. The findings of this study indicate that mixed income neighborhoods are more persistent in the short run than originally hypothesized.
Warren, Ian, "The Persistence of Mixed Income Neighborhoods: A Case Study of Neighborhood Change in Chicago" (2020). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8995.
Urban Studies and Planning
mixed income neighborhoods, gentrification, displacement
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis Exemplar
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