Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chicago population drops 200,000 as blacks go

Looks like the information from the 2010 census and the data from it is slowly coming out from Greg Hinz:
The city of Chicago lost 200,000 people during the past decade, as an influx of whites and Asians was more than offset by a historic drop in the African-American population. The Hispanic population of the city proper stayed about even.
Democratic congressmen, particularly those representing mostly minority districts, will have to scramble to save their jobs in upcoming congressional reapportionment.

The four smallest districts in the state, population wise, are represented by Congressmen Bobby Rush (1st), Luis Gutierrez (4th), Jesse Jackson Jr. (2nd) and Danny Davis (7th). 

In Chicago itself, the population slipped from 2,896,014 in 2000 to 2,695,598 as of spring 2010, when the census was conducted.

Most notable is the decrease in the black population, which went from 1.053 million to 888,000. The Hispanic figure was near constant, rising about 25,000 to 778,000. The white population increased, but that may be due in part to those of Hispanic origin listing their race as white.
The question is where are they going and why? Is it because we have torn down the housing projects? Is it because of the public schools here? Is it about jobs or the price for quality of life?

Via Newsalert and hopefully more to be said at YoChicago

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