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Black Children In Large U.S. Cities, At A Glance

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On Apr. 1, the U.S. government began conducting the census. (credit: Chip Comodevilla/Getty Images)

On Apr. 1, the U.S. government began conducting the census. (credit: Chip Comodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP)–The number of black children living in most large U.S. cities has fallen substantially over the past decade, according to an AP analysis of census data. The chart below illustrates the number of black children in in select cities, and the percentage change:
City 2000 2010 Change
New York 568,295 441,237 -22%
Chicago 332,296 228,486 -31%
Philadelphia 197,910 172,513 -13%
Detroit 250,105 155,957 -38%
Houston 147,819 124,600 -16%
Memphis, Tenn. 134,465 120,291 -11%
Baltimore 121,313 98,800 -19%
Los Angeles 108,198 73,791 -32%
Washington, D.C. 85,401 65,804 -23%
Dallas 92,443 75,966 -18%
Charlotte, N.C. 54,050 71,190 32%
Jacksonville, Fla. 71,552 73,706 3%
Atlanta 72,100 52,566 -27%
Indianapolis 64,058 67,125 5%
Columbus, Ohio 56,464 66,930 19%
New Orleans 103,978 54,014 -48%
St. Louis 58,676 43,576 -26%
Newark, N.J. 42,923 36,981 -14%
Boston 43,408 34,431 -21%
Fort Worth, Texas 34,126 4,157 22%
Oakland, Calif. 38,765 22,377 -42%
Phoenix 21,194 25,138 19%
San Antonio 21,613 20,593 -5%
San Diego 28,434 19,605 -31%
Gary, Ind. 26,463 19,236 -27%
Austin, Texas 18,740 14,541 -22%
Seattle 12,071 11,261 -7%
San Francisco 12,793 7,584 -41%
San Jose, Calif. 7,783 5,702 -27%
El Paso, Texas 4,800 4,826 1%
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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