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Black life is draining out of Seattle, census shows

Shows the mass migration of black Seattle residents through the decades.
Image Credit: Tim Thomas

South King County has long been a place where people with modest incomes could find a home. Now more people are coming, driven by high rents in Seattle. And a University of Washington School of Sociology researcher has found that African-Americans are among the most affected by this wave of displacement. Tim Thomas of the University of Washington discovered the trend while digging deep into Census data. “There’s this massive shift of African-Americans in Seattle moving away from where opportunity or higher-income areas are,” Thomas said.

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​Originally posted on KUOW.org by Carolyn Adolph
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