City Sees an Increase in Non-Hispanic Whites

NY1 (New York), September 23, 2008

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According to estimates from the 2007 American Community Survey, New York City’s population rose by a little more than 15,000 people between 2006 and 2007.

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The standout statistic is on the decline in what’s often called “white flight.” The number of non-Hispanic whites living in the city has increased for the first time since the 1940s.

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According to the survey, non-Hispanic whites now make up 35 percent of the population.

Meanwhile, the proportion of Hispanics living in the city has dropped for the first time in decades, echoing a national slowdown in immigration. Hispanics now account for 27 percent of the population.

Asians are the fastest growing group—accounting for 12 percent of the population, while blacks make up nearly 24 percent.

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