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Black population in East End down 15% since 2000

03/30/2011 10:01 AM by

While the population of the city rose between 2000 and 2010, the population of the East End dropped slightly. Over the past 10 years, the black population in the area dropped 15% and the white population rose 87%.

The rate of loss in black population in the East End is nearly double the city average. According to the Weldon Center, Richmond had the largest shift in percentage of black population in the state, losing nearly 10,000 or 8.6 percent between 2000 and 2010. Despite losing almost 4,000 black residents over the last 10 years, the East End is still 75% black (20,675 of 27,367).

The biggest losses are in census tracts 206, 207, and 208 – the bulk of Union Hill, Church Hill North, and Chimborazo. The most dramatic white growth is 205, 206, and 207 – Shockoe, Union Hill, and Church Hill North.

Census Tracts 201-212 (1990/2000/2010)

For the sake of the math, this tally includes the 12 census tracts in the city east of I-95, south of I-64, and north of the James River (map PDF).


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