The Whitest City in the U.S. Becomes Whiter
Portland, Oregon, already the whitest major city in the country, has become whiter at its core even as surrounding areas have grown more diverse. Of 354 census tracts in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties, 40 became whiter from 2000 to 2010, according to The Oregonian
's analysis of the 2010 Census. Of those, two lie in rural Clackamas County. The 38 others are in Portland. The city core didn't become whiter simply because lots of white residents moved in, the data shows. Nearly 10,000 people of color, mostly African Americans, also moved out. Click here
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