June 12, 2012

Whitifyingest Census Tracts

Michael J. Petrilli at the Fordham Institute has a list of Census tracts where the white share of the residents grew the most in percentage point terms from 2000 to 2010. Unfortunately, the population was under 1,000 in some tracts, so ignore the first (Columbia, SC), third (Chicago's Loop), fourth (Roanoke, VA), and eighth (Dallas). But the rest have decent sample sizes.


32 comments:

countenance said...

Problem with the increase is that it's not percentage, it's 2010 minus 2000.

63101 is Downtown St. Louis, all the yuppie lofts.

Anonymous said...

Roanoke, VA [not to mention that whole Shenandoah Valley thang] is simply GORGEOUS.

I don't know that I've ever seen anything else quite as beautiful as Western & Southwestern Virginia - and that includes the PCH on the California shore [or even Yosemite, for that matter].

Anonymous said...

Hey, Steve, the internetz are abuzz tonight with news that the internals of that North Carolina PPP poll show NC Blacks at only 76% Obama / 20% Romney.

If a national GOP candidate could get a solid 20% of the Southern Black vote - on a consistent basis - then the DEM party would be toast.

Anonymous said...

To me, this looks like a change in classification of hispanics to "white hispanic".

Luke Lea said...

I live in Chattanooga. I think they tore down some projects in that zip code. Not positive though.

Stirner said...

The zip code in philadelphia is the same Fishtown that Charles Murray wrote about in Coming Apart. The neighborhood is ghetto-adjacent, but has been rapidly gentrifying since 2000.

europeasant said...

"Luke Lea"
I might be visiting Chattanooga in the not to distant future. Which parts are safe and which parts should one definitely stay away from?

anony-mouse said...

Orthodox Jews having lots of babies in this 'Brooklyn' place (mentioned 4 times).

As I've been saying, if you want more of any type of person, that type of person has to have kids.

Mormons and Orthodox Jews-that's the future.

europeasant said...

The groids in my area(Chicago) are at very small numbers but growing(Thanks to our well meaning mayor, via section 8). Oh if I were only rich enough to live on the gold coast! But hey change(destruction/rebuilding) is good for business, so everyone wins.

Cracker said...

Columbia, SC 29202
I think this is zip is used exclusively by the Postal Service for boxes.

I checked Reference USA. It showed 859 entries. ALL addresses are PO Boxes.

So, IMO, it's correct to ignore this zip.

Tony said...

No way. These zip codes in Brooklyn are all gentrifying hipster areas.

Tony said...

"Orthodox Jews having lots of babies in this 'Brooklyn' place (mentioned 4 times)."
Forgot to preface my comment with that quote.

Cracker said...

Charleston, SC 29492

This is Daniel Island and nearby. Lots of upper income development in past 10+ years.

Population of zip code in 2000: 2110
Population of zip code in 2010: 5263

Wesley said...

Not sure where they got this info. Roanoke has at least 100,000 people. Also, don't know about that 88% white part- 50 or 60% seems more correct to me. Nevertheless, there are some nice whitopias in that "neck of the woods". Blacksburg, home of VT was a whitopia for a long time, but more recently, the libs in charge of the college town have been successfully pulling in increasing amounts of vibrancy to enrich the locals (regardless of what they want).

QQ said...

My wife and I live in Washington, DC 20005 and it doesn't surprise me that DC's 20001 zip code is quickly whitifying.

For five years whenever we traveled through Zip 20001 on our way to church, we would count the number of unescorted white women out on Sunday morning. In 2006 you'd see one or two and we'd marvel at their stupidity. Now we see too many to count.

The line demarcating the bad area moved about 10 blocks in half a decade, from 13th St NW to 3rd St NW.

The ethnic cleansing was remarkably fast.

Peter said...

These zip codes in Brooklyn are all gentrifying hipster areas.

Many of the new white residents are upscale types who can't quite afford inflated Manhattan prices. There also are some real-life Hannah Horvath types, in other words semi-dependent young adults living on their own for the first time. Very few if any of the whites are working class.

Peter said...

Another interesting thing about Brooklyn: go to Google Maps and look at the route of the Belt Parkway around the borough's periphery. With few exceptions the neighborhoods along the Belt have gotten substantially less white in recent years.

Anonymous said...

Surprise to find a tract in Dallas it doesn't appeal to hip whites and Dallas and Houston might one day be more hispanic than Los Angeles. If I where white go to Plano or Sugarland, Dallas and Houston have too many hispanics and blacks and some other foreigners from Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Well, San Diego is under 30 percent hispanic and under 7 percent black and 15 percent asian, so that explains whites going there and the county had a small increase in whites.

FortyP said...

"Orthodox Jews having lots of babies in this 'Brooklyn' place (mentioned 4 times)"

Satmar jews are part of the increase of whites in 11205 and 11206. But all 4 zip codes have traditional gentrification (swiples, hipsters, etc).

airtommy said...

Is there a demographic map of Washington, DC? This one doesn't seem to have any data for that city:

http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map

FortyP said...

Speaking of Satmars and Swiples, two years ago New York Magazine ran an article with the best title ever...

Clash of the Bearded Ones

Anonymous Rice Alum #4 said...

Good friends of ours (he's white, she's South Indian) were part of the increase in Houston 77003.

Though they bought a house in a whiter neighborhood when they were starting a family....

John D said...

I wonder about these whitifying areas. If they are proximate to, or were NAM dominated areas now becoming whiter, are the Whites moving there without children? It's one thing to put yourself needlessly in jeopardy; quite another to endanger your child. Part of the thought process of these people moving to NAM areas is that they are enlightened, good beings not burdened with the horrible 'racism' of other Whites who would avoid such areas. They value their irrational idealism even above their own children's safety (and their estimation that they gain social capital by such an overt act of bravery [stupidity]). Truly despicable.

Ramble said...

I live in 19123 (Philly) and it is really nice. It is the epitome of Hipster heaven and is loaded with restaurants and coffee shops.

However, if you go just 2 street over from where I live and it gets fairly bad.

Also, basically 100% of the development has been due to one man: Bart Blatstein.

Feel free to google: Northern Liberties Bart Blatstein.

Sheila said...

As your first commenter notes, the problem is that this is merely the rate of increase in the last decade, not overall proportion of population in that district. As someone else notes, some of these "Whites" are Hispanic, and others are Jews. I've been scouting the 2010 interactive census map for local tracts that are at least 85% White, where the concomitant rate of black/Asian increase has been below 100%, even if the overall percentage is only about 2%. I want to move somewhere that won't become overly diversified in the next ten years. Since my husband is not about to drive 50 miles each way to work, this is becoming increasingly difficult. Of course, even those census tracts that are 90% White are next to others that are under 50% White.

Nowhere left to run to.

Anonymous said...

Well, the only thing similar to this in Anaheim is the Colony, an area that has old historical housing and some newer housing small tract houses and condos being built. The school system is basically terrible unless your kid can go to magnet schools or be able to go to Oxford high school in Cypress. Anaheim outside of the hill area is basically too hispanic but hardly any blacks and the next ethinc group is asian.

Anonymous said...

St. Paul has always been the boring working class neighbor to Minneapolis (the underrated cosmopolitan center of the Upper Midwest and the only city really worth visiting between Chicago and lord knows how far West as far as culture goes) but St. Paul has seen some gentrification as of recent.

The housing bubble halted lots of old warehouses being renovated into condos in downtown St. Paul (which is where the 55101 zip code is), but there were still enough white government workers to buy up those that got completed, though there were certainly some foreclosures. More people and specifically swipples have moved back into downtown after three decades of flight to the suburbs.

With them have come new restaurants and slowly bars in nightclubs. Other than unfortunately well kept secrets like The Artists' Quarter, ten years ago there weren't any bars other than those found in hotel lobbies and dive bars, but in the last five years places like Barrio, the Bulldog and the Amsterdam have opened their doors in Lowertown, which is becoming a bit of an entertainment hub and hip place to live, though still not on par with what Minneapolis offers.

The state dumped billions into light rail, which will never recoup its initial investment nor cease to be a drain on the state's funds, but that will subsidize easy movement for swipples between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis once the central corridor line is competed in a couple years.

Additionally, the independent minor league baseball club the St. Paul Saints (owned by maverick baseball legacy executive Mike Veeck and commedian Bill Murray), who currently play at the state fairgrounds are thought to be close to securing public funding to build a new ballpark in Lowertown.

Anonymous said...

Much of Tampa's, and perhaps most of the Metropolis', changing demographics owes itself to spreading out so many of the projects residents to the rural and suburban areas of the county that occurred after 2000.

Matthew said...

Moral of the story: don't run. Stay put, buy a gun, colonize.

Whites can't keep moving to the 'burbs. It's harder to have more kids if you spend all your time commuting and all your money on cars and gas.

Southern cities would be much better off if whites there had doubled-down and stayed put.

Anonymous said...

"Moral of the story: don't run. Stay put, buy a gun, colonize."

Moral of the story: gas getting expensive so TPTB blow up the projects and use section 8 to push black crime out of the inner city and into the more bluecollar neighborhoods in the suburbs allowing TPTB to recolonize the vacated terriotory much more conveniently located for their media or government job.

Camlost said...

Southern cities would be much better off if whites there had doubled-down and stayed put.

It's much cheaper to build new homes Down South so you can move out to the burbs and get a brand new house 3 times larger for the same price you paid for a decaying piece of crap in the inner city.