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Basic Information
Type of PlaceSuburb
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
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
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19203,506 168
1930
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19601769883350
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2000178231498927122423467

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Method of Exclusion
Police or Other Offical Action;Zoning;Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s).
Unknown

Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
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. 2008 email: "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."
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