Black Exodus: American Cities Losing African-American Residents

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  • Detroit
  • Oakland
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Atlanta
  • Black Exodus
  • San Francisco
  • Washington D.C.


Atlanta is considered the “Black Mecca” by some Georgians. Blacks made up 34 percent of the city’s population in 2010. However, between 2000 and 2010, Atlanta's Black population declined by 29,746 people, or 12 percent.

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