2020 Census: How Chicagoland Has Changed In The Past Decade

Chicago’s overall population has not declined, but its Black population dropped to its lowest point in more than 60 years.

2020 Census: How Chicagoland Has Changed In The Past Decade
This April 5, 2020 photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. After a delay of more than four months caused by the pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau released the data on August 12, 2021. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File Paul Sancya / Associated Press
2020 Census: How Chicagoland Has Changed In The Past Decade
This April 5, 2020 photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. After a delay of more than four months caused by the pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau released the data on August 12, 2021. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File Paul Sancya / Associated Press

2020 Census: How Chicagoland Has Changed In The Past Decade

Chicago’s overall population has not declined, but its Black population dropped to its lowest point in more than 60 years.

Amid concerns that many people, especially immigrants, would not be counted, the 2020 Census data was released Thursday. Reset checks in with WBEZ’s race, class and communities desk to discuss the implications of demographic shifts and how Illinois fits into national trends.

Guests: Esther Yoon-Ji Kang, WBEZ Reporter on the Race, Class and Communities desk & Alden Loury, Senior Editor of the Race, Class and Communities desk.