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Old 02-22-2017, 07:30 AM
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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^^^ There you go.

Wonder what the Jackson Doomsayers will counter with now? I think once the gentrification process really gets going, the population will stabilize at about 20/80 white/black. Maybe a little higher on the white side if decent leadership ever gets elected.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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The above graphic is excellent and opens up plenty of questions. Everyone will look at that and understandably focus on the numbers in the White column but I am really curious about the Black column. What caused the black population to grow from 61,000 in 1970 to 130,000 in 2000? Was that primarily through annexation of majority-African American communities just outside of Jackson or was there really just a huge influx of African Americans from other towns (or rural areas) in Mississippi to Jackson during that time period?
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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The above graphic is excellent and opens up plenty of questions. Everyone will look at that and understandably focus on the numbers in the White column but I am really curious about the Black column. What caused the black population to grow from 61,000 in 1970 to 130,000 in 2000? Was that primarily through annexation of majority-African American communities just outside of Jackson or was there really just a huge influx of African Americans from other towns (or rural areas) in Mississippi to Jackson during that time period?
Great questions that I would like to know the answers to as well. I'm going to continue to dig into data to see what I can find but I am certain there are some Jackson historians that lurk these forums that might have some insight as to what occurred.

Another aspect that I am going to dig to try to find is the poverty percentages and income makeup of the different groups. (For example xx% of the 106,518 whites in 1980 were living in poverty, while xx% of the 95,218 blacks were in poverty, xx% of Whites were earning less than $25K, while xx% of Blacks were earning less than $25K, just different stats that may show what factors drove the "white flight" rather than just simply race, I suspect there were some income shifts in play as well.)
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Madison, MS
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^^^ There you go.

Wonder what the Jackson Doomsayers will counter with now? I think once the gentrification process really gets going, the population will stabilize at about 20/80 white/black. Maybe a little higher on the white side if decent leadership ever gets elected.
lol what color is the sky in the world you live in?
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:30 PM
 
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lol what color is the sky in the world you live in?
You're right, damn him for having a shred of optimism!
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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The above graphic is excellent and opens up plenty of questions. Everyone will look at that and understandably focus on the numbers in the White column but I am really curious about the Black column. What caused the black population to grow from 61,000 in 1970 to 130,000 in 2000? Was that primarily through annexation of majority-African American communities just outside of Jackson or was there really just a huge influx of African Americans from other towns (or rural areas) in Mississippi to Jackson during that time period?
There were a lot of annexations of Jackson between 1970 and 1980, notably Presidential Hills, parts of North Jackson, and Southwest Jackson. Presidential Hills was already a majority black neighborhood at the time, and Southwest Jackson was once predominately white, but was majority black by the 1990s. One of my Uncles was one of the first blacks to move to Cedar Hills subdivision in the mid-80s, but i remember all of the for sale signs up and down his street by the early 90s. Also, Northwest Jackson subdivisions such as Woodlea,Woodhaven, Norwood, Lakeover, and Richwood still had white populations into the 1980s, but as more blacks became upwardly mobile in the 70s and 80s, many of them started moving into those neighborhoods from the inner city, and white flight to Madison County, NE Jackson, and the Reservoir started to occur around that time.

Random Trivia: Northpark Mall was originally slated to open where Lakeover Business Park is now, off 220 between Watkins and Hanging Moss south of County Line Road. But Ridgeland got it, and the rest is history.
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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The above graphic is excellent and opens up plenty of questions. Everyone will look at that and understandably focus on the numbers in the White column but I am really curious about the Black column. What caused the black population to grow from 61,000 in 1970 to 130,000 in 2000? Was that primarily through annexation of majority-African American communities just outside of Jackson or was there really just a huge influx of African Americans from other towns (or rural areas) in Mississippi to Jackson during that time period?
A little known fact is that, about the same time integration came along, so did a lot of 'liberal revolutions' in this country. Sex, drugs, etc. This broke down the black communities the worst. You ended up with even MORE poverty, thus they started moving into the southern cities where jobs, social services, and other things were. That's why you see majority black cities now all throughout the South. Same thing happened in Jackson.

You can easily tell that something happened back then to blow up the population, and now it's started to flat-line a little more - added less than 10K between 2000 and 2010. Many very poor people are finding that it's not much better in Jackson than it is Yazoo City or wherever.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:44 PM
 
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^^^ There you go.

Wonder what the Jackson Doomsayers will counter with now? I think once the gentrification process really gets going, the population will stabilize at about 20/80 white/black. Maybe a little higher on the white side if decent leadership ever gets elected.
Gentrification is not occurring and there is no reason to think decent leadership is anywhere on the horizon.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:26 AM
 
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Gentrification is not occurring and there is no reason to think decent leadership is anywhere on the horizon.
The guy who doesn't live in Mississippi is wrong???
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