Economic segregation in San Antonio means that wealth is concentrated into very select pockets of the city. It keeps neighborhoods divided: politically, academically, and culturally. The result is a city where some places are zones of incredible opportunity while other places dramatically limit people’s ability to thrive. In its 2016 Distressed Communities Index, the Economic Innovation Group included a measurement called “spatial inequality.” Spatial inequality measured how closely a zip code’s distress score was to a city’s average distress score. The distress score was composed of seven factors, including housing vacancy and high school graduation rates.

By: Lucas Munson, Folo Media

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