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Four Dimensions, 2000

The four oblique key-cluster dimensions, with the factor loadings of the most salient dimension definers, are as follows (note that the names are a little arbitrary; some of these dimensions are quite complex in character):

1. Suburban vs. Urban [Su vs. Ur]. The seven definers are:

2. Wealthy/High Professional Status vs. Impoverished/Low Professional Status [We vs. Po]. The six definers are:

3. Linguistically Isolated/Hispanic vs. English-Speaking/ Native-Born [Is vs. Na]. The three definers are:

4. "Non-Family" Households with Numerous Younger Adults vs. Female-Headed Families with Numerous Children [No vs. Fe] (see note). The four definers are:

The four dimensions are intercorrelated as follows:

1 2 3 4
1 +1.00 -- -- --
2 +.37 +1.00 -- --
3 -.22 -.24 +1.00 --
4 -.05 +.43 +.19 +1.00

Click here for a file with tract-level dimension data.