|Type of Place||Suburb|
|Metro Area?||NYC mainland|
|Politics c. 1860?||Incorrect Data|
|Unions, Organized Labor?||Don't Know|
|Sundown Town Status|
|Confirmed Sundown Town?||Unlikely|
|Year of Greatest Interest|
|Was there an ordinance?||Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence|
|Still Sundown?||Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks|
|1920||3,506 ||168 |
|Tell Us More About This Town|| |
|Method of Exclusion|
|Police or Other Offical Action;Zoning;Unknown|
|Scarsdale's black population in 1960 was
overwhelmingly female (about 7 to 1). 794 of the black residents that year lived in households with non-relatives as head of household. This indicates that most or all of these black people were live-in domestic workers.
"White Plains and Scarsdale, NY, ... used zoning and other police powers to remove poor blacks from settled neighborhoods and redevelop them for affluent whites." See Paul H. Mattingly, Suburban Landscapes.
"I grew up in Scarsdale in the 70s and early 80s. My mother remembers that the house we bought in 1972 was on a street recommended by the real estate agent for having no "Blacks or Jews."