Much like the rest of the nation, Southern California has seen widening economic gaps. Income and wealth disparity have reshaped the urban landscape. Among these transformations, the process gentrification and displacement are especially contentious. Along with growing economic inequality and changing locational preferences of individuals, governmental policies and programs have contributed to this spatial restructuring.

In 2016, the UCLA Urban Displacement team developed a neighborhood change database to help stakeholders better understand where neighborhood transformations are occurring and to identify areas that are vulnerable to gentrification and displacement in both transit and non-transit neighborhoods.

Our update expands the geographic coverage of the database and interactive maps to include Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties. The new verision also updates the neighborhood change database and maps with newer data from the more recent 2015 American Community Survey.

Data and Maps Available at: