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WNYC News

City Census Reveals Dramatic Swing in Racial Make-Up, Modest Population Increase

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The population of New York City has increased by only 2.1 percent since 2000, but the racial make-up continued changing significantly, according to the 2010 census released Thursday that stunned local politicians and could have implications for the city in Albany. INTERACTIVE MAP.

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It's A Free Country ®

Ethnic Shifting Could Mean Ethnic Redistricting

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The census often confirms what we already know - and it also affects the redistricting process for Congressional and state legislative districts.

New York City's Asian population increased 32 percent and now makes up about 13 percent of the city's population, while the Hispanic population grew by 8.1 percent and now makes up about 29 percent of the city's population. 

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WNYC News

CENSUS 2010 | Mapping Changes in the Five Boroughs

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Census 2010 figures for New York City and the state were released and will serve as a guide to drawing congressional and legislative districts throughout the state. Check out changes in the city by population and racial break-down — click, zoom, embed and play around with WNYC's official Census 2010 interactive map.

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WNYC News

Historic Shift: Fewer Blacks in NYC, More Whites

Thursday, March 24, 2011

WNYC

The Census numbers show a continuing change in the racial geography of New York City in the last decade. According to a WNYC analysis of the numbers, the Asian population increased 32 percent in the city and now makes up 13 percent of the total city population. Hispanic residents grew by 8.1 percent in the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Census Results: Poverty Rate in New York

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, is a weekly guest for the month of March. Each week he talks about the 2010 Census results and what they reveal about Americans and New Yorkers. This week he discusses poverty.

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WNYC News

Low NYC Census Count 'Doesn't Make Sense,' Says Bloomberg

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New York City grew by 2.1 percent according to 2010 Census numbers released today — but the mayor thinks that's a serious undercount. "We don't quite understand the numbers," Bloomberg said.

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The Takeaway

Detroit: Reinventing the Smaller City

Thursday, March 24, 2011

According to the most recent Census data, the city of Detroit lost over 237,000 people over the past decade. Today, the Motor City has a population of only 713,777, making Detroit America’s 18th most populated city. The Census findings fit nicely into the narrative of Detroit as a modern-day ghost town. However, say argue that the city's blight is also an opportunity to build a new urban environment with opportunities to create a new local economy.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: Census Figures on NYC Growth Way Too Low

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New York City showed some growth but populations upstate took a hit, according to Census 2010 data released Thursday afternoon. The population of the city grew by 167,000 to 8.2 million.

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It's A Free Country ®

Redistricting: What Is the Deal in New York?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The equation is simple: 19,421,055 population divided by 27 districts = 348,927.963 people in each district, but where to place those districts on the map is the fun part of redistricting.

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Census Results: Poverty Rate in New York

Thursday, March 24, 2011

WNYC
[T]he total number for New York City is disappointingly low according to city officials, lower than the 8.4 million they were expecting, and the chances are they’re going to challenge that count as being way too low.

— Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Koch on Non-Partisan Redistricting

Monday, March 21, 2011

WNYC
New York, as far as I know, has the lowest turnover rate, it's an impossible rate to accept, less than three percent of the people who run for re-election are defeated. That's not democracy. And it isn't because they're loved, because they've done a terrific job, it is because in the Senate they work the district so it looks like a salamander.

Ed Koch former Mayor of New York City, on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Census Results: The Hispanic Vote

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, is a weekly guest for the month of March. Each week he talks about the 2010 Census results and what they reveal about Americans and New Yorkers. This week he discusses how the Hispanic population has expanded.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Census Results: Garden State Changes

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, is a weekly guest for the month of March. Each week he talks about the 2010 Census results and what they reveal about Americans and New Yorkers. This week he discusses New Jersey.

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Census Results: A Shake-Up in the Garden State

Thursday, March 10, 2011

WNYC
Redistricting is a process which is not only arbitrary but aggravating to many people, because politicians are usually most interested in self preservation, and clearly someone in this equation is going to have to be sacrificed.

— Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What To Watch For In The Census: Borough-by-Borough

Thursday, March 03, 2011

When you look at Queens Village, you have a couple square blocks in which there are 400 residents from Central and South America; 300 from south Asia; 300 from southeast Asia; almost 200 from eastern Europe; more than 100 from the Caribbean; more than 100 from east Asia; as well as 500 born in the United States. Now that is diversity, and you don’t see that in many places in the world.

-- Sam Roberts of the New York Times, on the Brian Lehrer Show

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Census Results: By The Numbers

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, is a weekly guest for the month of March. Each week he talks about the 2010 Census results and what they reveal about Americans and New Yorkers. This week he discusses the "shifting ethnic mosaic" of New York City's five boroughs.

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Superbowl XLV: Stacking Up the Cities

Friday, February 04, 2011

WNYC

Sunday's superbowl game pits Green Bay's Packers against Pittsburgh's Steelers. Besides the throwing and body-slamming power of football teams, how do the cities stack up against each other?

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Minorities Prepare for Redistricting Battle

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Minority communities are arming themselves with mapping software, census data, and the intricacies of the Voting Rights Act to ensure that they get their say when districts are redrawn this year. They're determined to elect representatives in Congress, the state Legislature, and on the local level who will vote with their concerns in mind.

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The Takeaway

Re-Defining 'Poor' in America

Thursday, January 06, 2011

What does it mean to be poor in America? For years, the country has had a fairly firm answer; in 2010, the federal government maintains the poverty line at an income of about $21,750 for a family of four. But, if you do the math, you'll likely come up with an inescapable question: how can a family really subsist in America on even twice that amount?

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Looming Redistricting Fight

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Population shifts mean that New York and New Jersey will lose seats in the House and redistricting will take place ahead of the 2012 elections. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, discusses the implications. 

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