In Kansas City the suburban exodus of EVERYBODY has always been a fact of life.
However . . .
Recent stats reveal that a larger migration is underway and that informs the upcoming real estate selling season . . .
"Twenty-three of the biggest cities in the US lost black residents in the 2020 count. Only 13 cities had lost black residents in the 2000 census. In the 100 biggest cities, more than half - or 54 percent - of black residents lived in the suburbs in 2020, up from 43 percent in 2000."
Again . . . KC has seen this trend take hold in Grandview, Raytown and Lee's Summit.
More insight . . .
The patterns echo the 'white flight' that upended urban landscapes in the 20th century.
Like those who left cities before them, black residents often move because of worries about crime and a desire for reputable schools, affordable housing and amenities.
But there are key differences: Leaving black city neighborhoods that are starved for investment is often more of a necessity than a choice, and those who do settle into new suburban lives often find racial inequities there, too.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
From 2010 to 2020, 23 of the biggest cities in the country lost black residents About 54% of black people in the 100 largest US metro areas live in the suburbs New York, LA and Philadelphia all lost black residents from 2010 to 2020 In Chicago, experts cite the loss