This data is part of a series on segregation in Illinois that resulted from a six-month Governing investigation.
Some Illinois neighborhoods have experienced drastic demographic changes over recent decades, while others remain nearly unchanged. Across many downstate urban core neighborhoods in particular, African Americans have migrated in while white residents have largely moved out.
Select a metro area and drag the slider to see how neighborhoods, represented as Census tracts, have changed since 1980.
(SOURCE: 1980 Census, 2017 five-year U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey data for Census tracts.
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