Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2010 Census Results for African-Americans

An article published by USA Today shows that according to 2010 census data, the black population is declining in a growing number of major cities — more evidence that the settlement pattern of African Americans is changing as they disperse to suburbia and warmer parts of the nation.  The decline is due, in part, to three trends:
  • Blacks — many in the middle or upper-middle class — leaving cities for the suburbs.
  • Blacks leaving Northern cities for thriving centers in the South.
  • The aging of the African-American population, whose growth rate has dropped from more than 16% in the 1990s to about 10% since 2000.
The drop also can be partially attributed to a declining black fertility rate and the aging of the black population, says John Logan, director of US 2010 Project at Brown University, which studies trends in American society. 

Read the full article here:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-03-22-1Ablacks22_ST_N.htm

So what is the economic and educational impact for African-Americans?

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