ADVERTISEMENT

White Flight in Illinois Map

 

This data is part of a series on segregation in Illinois that resulted from a six-month Governing investigation.

 

Many urban neighborhoods throughout Illinois have experienced significant declines in white residents over the past several decades. At the same time, many more recently-developed suburban and outlying areas have seen increases.

Select a metro area to view white population changes since 1980 for neighborhoods, shown as Census tracts.

1980-2017 White Population Change
 
< -5,000
 
< -2,500
 
0
 
> 2,500
 
> 5,000


SOURCE: 1980 Census, 2017 five-year U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey tract-level data

View separate map showing demographic changes

Related Readings
Waukegan, Ill., goes paperless

A culture change is happening. It’s been happening for a couple of decades now. Data is becoming more accessible through automation. But it’s not easy to make this transition.


As more governments recognize the power of cloud-based software to drive efficiency and streamline workflows, citizens are also seeing the positive effects of modern technology used in the public sector.


Why are some lawmakers calling each other ‘bastards’ and ‘bat shit crazy’? Because governors in a dozen states now face legislatures controlled by the other party. While some can reach compromises, policy fights and angry words are common.