Fact Sheet: Black Population Loss in Chicago

Matthew D. Wilson

Alex Linares

This Fact Sheet provides population figures from as early as 1950 to the most recent American Community Surveys (2013-2017 and 2017) for Chicago’s majority black neighborhoods, the City of Chicago, select similar and non-similar cities, Cook County, the Chicago metro area, and Illinois. This data was compiled for Dr. Cordova’s appearance on National Public Radio & WBUR-FM’s “Here and Now” in a story on Chicago’s declining African-American population.

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