Census Data Shows Blacks Are Leaving Brooklyn Neighborhood as Whites Are Arriving

Census Data Shows Blacks Are Leaving Brooklyn Neighborhood as Whites Are Arriving

While data from the most recent census showed the 60,000 new people moved to Brooklyn between April 2010 and July 2012, Bedford-Stuyvesant was home to the largest demographic change. As Brooklyn's fastest growing neighborhood, Bed-Stuy has welcomed 20,000 new people during the past decade, and while the area's white population grew six fold, the number of blacks has dropped by 14.6 percent.

According to the New York Daily News, increased prices in neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Park Slope are why Bed-Stuy has become such an attractive location. Furthermore, the price of real estate in Manhattan is higher than ever, and Brooklyn residents are heading for the hills—or the suburbs.

How long before people start using the term "New Bed-Stuy"?

[via Gothamist

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