Social Explorer and Harlem Population Shifts in the New York Times by Sydney Beveridge
A new New York Times article uses data analysis and graphics from Social Explorer to discuss the latest shift in the racial composition of Harlem–a residential and cultural center for African Americans.
In “No Longer Majority Black, Harlem is in Transition,” Sam Roberts reports on the latest population changes in the historic neighborhood where the black population has decreased by more than half over the past few decades. (Another historically black neighborhood–Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn–has experienced populations shifts as well, but has remained over 70 percent black.)
Social Explorer’s New York Times Illustration
Opinions on how racially integrated the neighborhood has become may vary, but the data clearly confirm that Harlem is losing its black population. Additionally, foreign born residents from Africa and the Caribbean make up an increasing share of Harlem’s black population.
The article also quotes Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge saying that, “Harlem has become as it was in the early 1930s — a predominantly black neighborhood, but with other groups living there as well.”