Tag: Census data
The gender gap in high-rise apartments
According to the US Census Bureau Chicago's population is 51.5% female. That's higher than the statewide average of 51% despite Chicago's elderly [...]
Quote of the day – America’s future is in the suburbs
Advocates of the proposition that dense central cities are the way of the future have a few barriers to face – facts and consumer preferences. [...]
Quote of the day – exurbs the fastest-growing areas
Sprawl appears to be winning the ongoing battle against urban sprawl, according to a recent post at Atlantic Cities: The exurbs – those deconc [...]
Quote of the day – Chicago’s population gain just a statistical quirk
Last week the Tribune reported on Census Bureau figures showing that Chicago and other major cities had gained population between 2010 and 2011, a [...]
A little bit of gentrification levity
A recent Fordham Institute study referenced at Atlantic Cities spotlighted Chicago's 60604 as ranking third among the "fastest gentrifying neighbo [...]
Does Englewood have any hope of recovery?
A local community development agency tells you that "Englewood, located seven miles south of Chicago’s Loop, is a community rich in history, stron [...]
How a Medill Reports article gets West Bucktown very wrong
One thing you should never do is accept at face value any report from a young journalist that analyzes data. Innumeracy and inapt comparisons seem [...]
Is there any hope for Englewood?
According to the latest Census figures reported by the Chicago Tribune, the population of Englewood declined by nearly 25% since 2000, to 30,587. [...]
Seeking diversity? Skip Rogers Park and head for Skokie
Rogers Parkers lean heavily on the diversity meme when they describe their community to outsiders. At RogersPark.com, for example, the About pag [...]
A no-confidence vote in Evanston public schools?
The New York Times interactive map of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data makes it easy to learn a great deal about communities at [...]
How integrated is Oak Park?
The Chicago metro area has a reputation as one of the most segregated in the country. Oak Park, however, is often cited as one of Chicago's fe [...]
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