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News Brief: Census 2020 Population Data

Most of the media commentary that followed last week's release of Census 2020 data focused on trends in the racial demographics of the country and the country's growing rural-urban divide.

August 18, 2021 - James Brasuell

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Census: 'Race-Ethnic Minorities' Responsible for U.S. Growth in the 2010s

The U.S. Census Bureau dropped a whole bunch of population estimates at the end of June, revealing details about the rapid demographic evolution of the country.

July 6, 2020 - Brookings


Nursing Homes With Black and Latino Residents Have Much Worse Covid-19 Rates

Age segregation has contributed to the tragic outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes all over the country, but racial data adds another layer of tragic consequences of the pandemic.

May 26, 2020 - The New York Times

The Windy City

No Slowdown of Out-Migration of Black Residents from Chicago

The city of Chicago continues to see a decline in population, including tens of thousands of African-Americans who have left in recent years.

March 4, 2020 - The New York Times

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The Uniquely Racial Dynamics of Gentrification in Atlanta

The Guardian published an in-depth exposé of the causes and effects of gentrification in the city of Atlanta.

October 25, 2018 - The Guardian

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Mapped: Racial Demographics, Down to the Census Block

An interactive map created by National Geographic creates a detailed look at the racial makeup of the United States.

October 24, 2018 - National Geographic

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New Research Shows Toronto Highly Segregated Along Race and Class Lines

A closer look at the numbers reveals stark divides among Toronto neighborhoods.

October 10, 2018 - Toronto Star

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Why Canadian Cities Avoided Detroit's Fate

Simply put, this scholar says, it comes down to race. With far fewer non-white urban residents, Canadian cities didn't fall prey to the redlining, white flight, and incarceration problems that so heavily impacted cities like Detroit.

October 5, 2018 - The Detroit Free Press


A Look at Houston's Demographic Future

Using the Urban Institute's Mapping America's Futures tool, the Kinder Institute overviews likely racial demographics in Texas and elsewhere by 2030.

January 5, 2018 - The Urban Edge

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