ERIC Number: ED107744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-5
Reference Count: N/A
The Black Population: Location, Migration and Education.
In this report, the black population of the U.S. is examined for patterns of residence and education, using information developed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 1970 and 1971. Selected census statistics are reported. A unit of black urban concentration somewhat different from the standard metropolitan statistical area used by the Bureau of the Census is defined. A North/South regional classification slightly different from that used by the Bureau is used. In terms of these classificatory devices, it is stated that it is shown that over 95 percent of the non-Southern blacks live in 14 states. These states contain all non-Southern urban concentrations of 50,000 or more blacks. Over 86 percent of non-Southern blacks reside in these urban concentrations. California is singled out for closer examination. A comparison is made between the median educational attainment of the black, Spanish heritage, and total populations of selected areas in California. Blacks attain a lower median grade level than the total population but a higher grade level than the Spanish heritage population. It is shown that there was a higher proportion of elementary age children in the black population of California than in the total California population. The proportion in the Spanish heritage population was even higher, however. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California