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Old 12-10-2015, 07:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm in Connecticut. Bloomfield is 54% black that's the only majority black town and it's only 20k people. Randolph is 45-50% black and over 40k people....the high school is 55% black
Bloomfield High is 88% black, and Windsor High is 51% Black, as are many of the schools in Hartford. Randolph and Brockton are the only ones in the state that are majority black now. None even Springfield Central or even Madison Park or O'Bryant in the heart of Roxbury are majority African American anymore.
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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Bloomfield High is 88% black, and Windsor High is 51% Black, as are many of the schools in Hartford. Randolph and Brockton are the only ones in the state that are majority black now. None even Springfield Central or even Madison Park or O'Bryant in the heart of Roxbury are majority African American anymore.
Weaver High School in Hartford is almost 100% black

Springfield central was never majority black. It's always been diverse with no racial group making up a true majority, but Hispanics having slightly more. Commerce used to be mostly black. Central is the most diverse of the high schools. Putnam, Commerce, and Sci-Tech are all about 65% Hispanic, 30% black and the rest white or other.

As far as towns with a notable black middle class, Milton, Randolph and Stoughton. Milton being the more affluent of the three
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:02 PM
 
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Bloomfield High is 88% black, and Windsor High is 51% Black, as are many of the schools in Hartford. Randolph and Brockton are the only ones in the state that are majority black now. None even Springfield Central or even Madison Park or O'Bryant in the heart of Roxbury are majority African American anymore.
I mean many school in Boston are majority African american and are much larger than 55 students. Burke high school alone is still 7% African American, and there are many other. That being said no Boston School Count as middle class. But do Bloomfield school really perform better than Randolphs or Brocktons? and Brockton High School alone is literally 3 times the size of Windsor and Bloomfields combined. Not too mention. I feel like Windsor is a bit more valid than Bloomfield but there are a good number of towns in Boston with Middle class African American populations, say over 15% of the school..both Brockton and Randolph high are 60% African american out of a combined population of 4,900 students. Windsor and Bloomfield have 1,600 students combined...that being said the CT towns are more middle class but i think it is a stretch to say this would be much easier in Connecticut. The sad reality is finidng middle class African American communities in New England is difficult. Youre best off in the urban core oft he boston area and Southwestern CT imo.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:05 PM
 
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Weaver High School in Hartford is almost 100% black

Springfield central was never majority black. It's always been diverse with no racial group making up a true majority, but Hispanics having slightly more. Commerce used to be mostly black. Central is the most diverse of the high schools. Putnam, Commerce, and Sci-Tech are all about 65% Hispanic, 30% black and the rest white or other.

As far as towns with a notable black middle class, Milton, Randolph and Stoughton. Milton being the more affluent of the three
Hartford school really dont count, nor do Boston schools. By that measure Boston would win out just due to the sheer numbers of black students and ever so slightly better economic condition of the black students. Brockton-Randolph combined is about 140,000 people and 45% African American. Hartford is 124,000 people and 35% African American, decidedly poorer and more segregated.

Why is no one mentioning Everett High or CRLS? Everett high is 24% AA and CRLS is over 30%. Hell even Malden at over 20% and large in numbers....
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:37 AM
 
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Default Oak Bluffs & African Americans

Approximately 1/2 of the homes of Oak Bluffs are owned by African Americans who have been coming here since the 1700's. Most are summer visitors but there are approximately 220 year round residents who are black. Reverend John Saunders, a former slave brought Methodism to Oak Bluffs in 1787, for example. Oak Bluffs has been selected as a Place of Pride by the Smithsonian and will have a permanent exhibit in its National African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington, DC when it opens in September 2016. The exhibit will feature faux front porches of Harlem Renaissance write Dorothy West and legislator Adam Clayton Powell's cottages.
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:51 PM
 
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Canton Milton Randolph Malden Everett Hyde Park Roslindale Waltham Medford Cambridge Norwood Dedham parts of Roxbury Dorchester Mattapan and the South End
This and northern Milton has predominantly black and middle class areas. Census Block Group 416200-1 in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Census Block Group 416200-7 in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Both of those census block groups are in this census tract: Census Tract 416200 in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

There is another thread where I posted similar information for the area.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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Come on folks.....Medford has a large, stable black middle class. About 10% of the town. Many professional families. Been there for over 100 years. West Medford to be specific.
The area you are referring to: Census Tract 339300 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:10 PM
 
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Cambridge is the only place I can think of but its mostly upper middle class people of all races now.
An area like this would fit: Census Tract 354600 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Census Tract 354600 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population and Races
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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Yes but that's the overall residents. I believe the black population would be more lower middle class. Randolph has a lot of immigrants.
Yeah, it is about lower/straight middle class: Randolph, MA Income and Careers - USA.comô

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Census Tract 420100 in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
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These are the best bets in Randolph. Randolph, MA - USA.comô
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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Median household income doesn't always tell the whole story though.
Perhaps, but that can go various ways, as median household income just means that it is the middle income out of all households, regardless of size and stage of life. So, half are below, but half are above that figure and consider retirees, immigrants, family compositions, etc.
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