Black people in pittsburgh

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The population of the City of Pittsburgh has stabilized, according to five-year estimates just out from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

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Nearly 7, black residents moved out of Pittsburgh between andcompared to the five-year period. While some parts of the city gained residents, East End neighborhoods, such as East Liberty, Garfield and Central and Upper Lawrenceville, saw concentrated decline, said Chris Briem, a regional economist with the University of Pittsburgh. I suppose it would have made sense to start with the City of Pittsburgh overall pic. Population gains in Allegheny County outside of Pittsburgh reflect the movement of people out of the city, said Briem.

The new data did not surprise Carl Redwood. A community organizer with the Hill District Consensus Group, Redwood has followed population trends for Black people in pittsburgh long time. In an analysis he made of data from tohe said the city lost an average of three black people every day.

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The problem is simple, said Redwood: rent is too high and wages are too low. But addressing the problem will take time and intention. How do we make it right? Redwood said the last few decades have Black people in pittsburgh the destruction of public housing and a growing wealth gap. He urged the city to adopt a policy that would require thirty percent of new residential construction to be affordable to people making 50 percent or less of the area median income.

The city gained more than 8, new residents between the ages of 25 and Surrounding counties continue to grow older. Search Query Show Search. Show Search Search Query. Play Live Radio. Next Up:. Available On Air Stations.

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Before ing Keystone Crossro, Margaret produced a part radio series about Pittsburgh's lesser-known history, biking 2, miles around the region to do so. See stories by Margaret J. The park played a central role in negotiations over the former Penn Plaza Apartments.

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The Pittsburgh area has stark racial inequities. Black Pittsburghers face a key question: Should they leave?