Tags: Census | Diversifying South

Census: More Blacks in South Moving to Suburbs

Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 06:58 AM

 

WASHINGTON — African-Americans in the South are shunning city life for the suburbs at the highest levels in decades. They are rapidly integrating large metropolitan areas that were historically divided between inner-city blacks and suburban whites.

Census estimates also show that Hispanic population growth for the first time outpaced that of blacks and whites in most of the South.

The share of blacks in large metropolitan areas who opted to live in the suburbs climbed to 58 percent in the South, compared to 41 percent for the rest of the U.S. That's the highest share since the Civil Rights Act passed in the 1960s.

The South also had major gains in neighborhood integration among blacks and whites. Topping the list were metro areas in Florida, Georgia and Texas.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Man Held Over Suitcase Stuffed With Human Remains

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 08:06 AM

A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with huma . . .

Texas Gov. Abbott Declaring 'Chris Kyle Day' in Sniper's Honor

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 08:02 AM

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 Chris Kyle Day in the state, in honor of  . . .

FBI Probes Powdery Substance Mailed to Franklin Graham Charity

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 22:56 PM

The FBI Friday said it was investigating a letter containing a white powdery substance that was mailed to the headquarte . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved