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