Cities Losing Black Populations

Cities with high populations of black Americans are losing them, according to figures form the U.S. Census Bureau.
March 24, 2011, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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"2010 Census data released so far this year show that 20 of the 25 cities that have at least 250,000 people and a 20% black population either lost more blacks or gained fewer in the past decade than during the 1990s. The declines happened in some traditional black strongholds: Chicago, Oakland, Atlanta, Cleveland and St. Louis."

This article from USA Today looks at some of the reasons behind those shifts, including movement to the suburbs and from cities in the north to cities in the south.

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Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in USA Today
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