These might be the statistics you are looking for: http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resou ... l?Id=31946min-chi-cbus wrote:So your point is....................what? You don't have a position in this argument, aside from that I am wrong, and yet you can't prove it. Besides, it's conjecture. I'd love to know what the actual statistics are but I can't seem to find them. Perhaps you can spend your time and energy doing that?
Oh, and sorry, I meant 52.77777777777777777777777777778%. That would be the increase from 275 over 180. I don't know where I got 50% from. There I go being wreckless again!!
http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resou ... l?Id=31959
http://www.demography.state.mn.us/resou ... l?Id=31973
You say in a post,
So you're not dealing with a doubling of the African American population-- by your own admission there is a substantial African immigration involved. Minnesota has something along the lines of 35K Somalis in the state (A number from the last census, and one that i think is undercounted by about 10-20%) Further, both the African American and the immigrant communities in Minnesota are both significantly younger and significantly more fertile than the white population-- the average Somali woman in the Twin Cities has 3 kids, the average white woman in the Twin Cities has 2 kids.min-chi-cbus wrote:We know this much: the black/African American population of the Twin Cities rose from about 180K in 2000 to 275K in 2010, and less than half of that was from immigration from Africa.
There is, invariably, some immigration of African Americans from other cities around the country to the Twin Cities. I think it is overstated for a variety of reasons. The Twin Cities have not been a particularly welcoming place for African Americans, we have the widest education gap in the country and the widest employment gap in the country.