Friday, August 04, 2006

A Changing Region

From the New York Times:

In New Data, a Changing Profile of the New York Region

The face of New York City and its suburbs has changed profoundly since the start of the 21st century.

According to census figures released yesterday, Manhattan was the only county in the city and nearby suburbs to register a significant increase of non-Hispanic white residents from April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2005. But the influx of young people priced out of Manhattan also helped produce a gain of whites in Brooklyn in the same period — a tiny number, yet apparently the first such mid-decade increase in years.

Between 2000 and 2005, the number of white residents dropped by 12 percent in the Bronx and 7 percent in Queens, but dipped by only a little more than 1 percent in the city over all. In contrast, the white population declined by 6 percent in Nassau and 3 percent in Westchester. The net loss of white residents was actually greater in Nassau, Westchester and Rockland Counties than in the city.

The latest figures reveal the magnitude of the demographic shifts that are resulting in a more diverse metropolitan area. Hispanic people now constitute a majority in the Bronx. Whites are a minority in Union and Passaic Counties in New Jersey.
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But the adjacent suburbs, where the population of babies declined, are growing older faster. In Nassau and Bergen Counties, the median age topped 40.
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William H. Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, agreed that “young professionals, empty-nesters and affluent urbanites are fueling a minitrend of white gains in the core and a Manhattanizaton” of the other boroughs.

“This stands in contrast to the accelerating out-migration of whites from most of the suburbs, including a new white flight from Richmond and Putnam Counties,” he said, adding, “It signals a revival of the core, but continued suburban exodus of whites.”

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

nj is finished. the exodus is
excellerating.

pharma,, what a laugh , thats
going to save the state.

i dont think so.

8/04/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger quints said...

The article says the migration is producing a more diverse new york. When white people move out of the Bronx, it makes the city less diverse, not more. Unless of course diversity means no white people.

8/04/2006 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like a trend of Reverse White Flight in the outer boros.

Neighborhoods in Queens like Jackson Heights, Astoria, Woodside & Sunnyside that used to be diverse, working & middle class are now turning into homogenious white yuppie regions while others are priced out by soaring rents and home prices.

Most of these 'Whites' that the article talks about are Not Native NY'ers, but very wealthy transplants from other parts of the country.

8/04/2006 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Outer Boros are great -- If you like living amongst homogenious white yuppies from the midwest & New England who don't mind paying $2,000 a month for a one bedroom that rented for $1,200 two years ago and of course everyone has 'Fat' trust funds so they can spend $100 on dinners out and $300 for jeans and the new BMW & Mercedes that everyone drives. You are of course defined by what car you drive around here and more importantly what you wear & what you pay it.

8/04/2006 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also you are defined by where you eat dinner and how much you paid too.

I have to go. The library says I can't come back until I bathe.

8/04/2006 10:29:00 AM  

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