As this article in New Geography reports on one segment of our population.
One of the most significant results of the 2010 census was the continuing shift of the African-American population from the core cities to the suburbs of major metropolitan areas (Note). In 2010, 55 percent of the African-American population was in the suburbs, up from 48 percent in 2000 (Figure 1). In 2000, 26 percent of African-Americans aged five to 14 lived in the core cities of the major metropolitan areas. By 2010, only 21 percent lived in the core cities (Figure 2).
Overall, the national African-American population increased 12.3 percent between 2000 and 2010. However, African-Americans aged 5 to 14 population dropped 6.5 percent. The loss in the core cities was 23.6 percent and there was a loss of 0.6 percent in the suburbs. Overall, the major metropolitan areas had a loss of 6.4 percent, while areas outside the major metropolitan areas suffered a smaller loss of 6.6 percent.
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