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Old 09-07-2016, 11:55 AM
 
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As for suburbs, Harper Woods outside of Detroit is one that has recently become predominately Black. What is interesting is that a portion of that municipality is in the very highly regarded Grosse Pointe school district.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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I think a lot of Southern cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham, etc could become black plurality or black majority. Atlanta MSA says that the metro is still 50% white and 33% black, but to get to that number it pulls white areas from faaarrrr away places to get to that number. The five or so main counties of MSA Atlanta probably already have black plurality.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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As for suburbs, Harper Woods outside of Detroit is one that has recently become predominately Black. What is interesting is that a portion of that municipality is in the very highly regarded Grosse Pointe school district.
Yea....that is next to the "Red zone" in Detroit city. Red zone to the West....Gross Pointe to the East. Worlds apart.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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I think a lot of Southern cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham, etc could become black plurality or black majority. Atlanta MSA says that the metro is still 50% white and 33% black, but to get to that number it pulls white areas from faaarrrr away places to get to that number. The five or so main counties of MSA Atlanta probably already have black plurality.
Those cities are already over 50% black if we're talking about city proper rather than MSA.

Although Atlanta's % is decreasing as the black population is decreasing in gentrifying parts of the city and the overwhelmingly black neighbourhoods have typically been losing population.
Atlanta, GA Population - Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts - CensusViewer
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Mississippi was predominately Black until 1930 and South Carolina was predominately Black until 1920.

As for metros, I believe that there are already some predominately Black metros and Albany GA comes to mind.

As for new cities becoming predominately Black, you may have some smaller cities like say Randolph MA(about 43% Black and increasing), Brockton MA(about 41% Black) or perhaps a city like Rochester NY(about 42% Black) maybe becoming so. Milwaukee WI may be the one major, non Southern city that fits(also about 42% Black). Cincinnati OH may be another one(about 45% Black). So, there are some that are somewhat bucking the city demographic trend or select suburban communities that have increasing Black percentages that may surprise some people.
Cincinnati Rochester Milwaukee fit the bill
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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It's possible that more "white flight" may create a city or two that goes over 50% black population.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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It would take a mass migration of black people to a formerly non-majority black city or an old-school white flight process from a city that has a significant, though not majority, black population. Since you said "new", I'm not counting cities that were once majority black, lost that status, and could maybe regain it with a moderate shift in population.

And, remember, the U.S. black population has leveled off in the last decade and half. Blacks are right under 13% of the population and, for the time being, that's not increasing.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:23 AM
 
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It would take a mass migration of black people to a formerly non-majority black city or an old-school white flight process from a city that has a significant, though not majority, black population. Since you said "new", I'm not counting cities that were once majority black, lost that status, and could maybe regain it with a moderate shift in population.

And, remember, the U.S. black population has leveled off in the last decade and half. Blacks are right under 13% of the population and, for the time being, that's not increasing.
Actually, it is just above 13% and it may be a matter of who is included or how you count that population. BlackDemographics.com | The African American Population
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