Young Black Families Move Back To Woodlawn, Reversing Exodus

As the University of Chicago invests in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus,
Woodlawn has seen an influx of young Black residents that see value in a once-dying

“Woodlawn is growing for the first time in more than 15 years and is now outpacing Hyde Park as young African-American families return to the neighborhood.”

“African-American families are now moving into Woodlawn at a rate more than four times
that of whites. The African-American population increased by 1,770 compared to an increase of 448 for whites between 2010 and 2015, and those numbers are largely explained by the move of the university’s dorm to Woodlawn.”

-Sam Cholke and Tanveer Ali -- DNA Info

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