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.
Numbers of governments reporting relatively high fine revenues vary significantly across states.
Methodology for "Addicted to Fines" special report.
Total locally focused nonprofits and nonprofits per capita by metro area.
Which states have the most local governments or special districts?
Maps shows where cities, towns and other local governments are most concentrated.
See which states, metro areas and counties have the most.
Numbers of construction permits by city, jurisdictions permitting the most new units.
Maps show changes in the white population since 1980.
How levels of school segregation in Illinois metro areas compare to others.
Unemployment, poverty rates for black and white populations residing in metro areas.
Methodology for Governing's report on segregation in Illinois.
Segregation statistics for downstate Illinois metro areas.
View housing vacancy rate data for metro areas.
Federal statistics on numbers of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants for each state.
View trends in construction spending data for various types of public infrastructure.
Newly released Census data show different shifts in millennial, Generation X and baby boomer populations across states.
Many predict severe, long-term consequences for the 2020 count and all the programs that rely on it.
Special districts are all over, and according to one of the first nationwide reports on them, most aren't revealing even basic information online about how they're spending public money.
New research offers a first look at how migration patterns are influencing diversity.