INTERACTIVE: Which areas of Ohio are attracting black residents?

Most blacks who moved recently didn't travel far

Since the “Great Migration” from the South in the early 1900s, black Americans have been on the move. 

When legalized segregation ended with the passage of Civil Rights laws in the 1960s, blacks in Ohio and across the nation began to leave urban areas and trickle into the suburbs.  Today, Ohio’s 1.4 million black residents are widely scattered throughout the state. One in every six of the state’s populated census tract neighborhoods has at least 1,000 black residents. 

But while the mobility rate for Ohio blacks is 1.5 times higher than that of the overall population, there’s a difference in where blacks move. 

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