Demographic shifts and the changing face of the inner city

July 7, 2011

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David Bositis studied how recent census data is changing demographic shifts in urban areas.

Violence and crime plagues all corners of Chicago, and gentrification of this notoriously segregated city often causes even more tension in the streets. But demographic shifts in urban areas could be bringing a whole new wave of change. The 2010 census found that the number of black children living in Chicago was down 31 percent. Such changes are prompting city aldermen to come up with new Ward maps. To learn more about what these changes in population mean for inner city living Eight Forty-Eight's Richard Steele talked to David Bositis, senior political analyst of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

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