15 Apr 2011

Census Report: Hispanics Out Number African Americans in Most US Metros

*Hispanics now outnumber African-Americans for the first time in most U.S. metropolitan areas, shifting the political and racial dynamics in cities once dominated by whites and blacks. Census figures released Thursday highlight the growing diversity of the nation’s 366 metro areas, which were home to a record 83.7 percent share of the U.S. population. The […]

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15 Apr 2011

Census Report: Hispanics Out Number African Americans in Most US Metros

*Hispanics now outnumber African-Americans for the first time in most U.S. metropolitan areas, shifting the political and racial dynamics in cities once dominated by whites and blacks. Census figures released Thursday highlight the growing diversity of the nation’s 366 metro areas, which were home to a record 83.7 percent share of the U.S. population. The […]

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15 Apr 2011

Census Report: Hispanics Out Number African Americans in Most US Metros

*Hispanics now outnumber African-Americans for the first time in most U.S. metropolitan areas, shifting the political and racial dynamics in cities once dominated by whites and blacks. Census figures released Thursday highlight the growing diversity of the nation’s 366 metro areas, which were home to a record 83.7 percent share of the U.S. population. The […]

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02 Mar 2011

More minorities moving to suburbs

Influx brings diversity, but also challenges, to some townsThe same elements that have long fueled suburban growth — affordable housing, jobs, low crime and better schools — now contribute to a rapid minority migration to the long predominantly whit…

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25 Feb 2011

Census shows changing neighborhoods

In some areas, gentrification drove racial shifts Population shifts altered the racial makeup of several Chicago communities during the last decade, as minorities flocked to long-established white ethnic areas and gentrification lured whites into pred…

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