The 2021 summer scholars team (Ava, Linnea, Victoria & Calyn), used historic census data from 1910-1940 to look at the concentration of Black residents in Ramsey County. The data is organized by enumeration districts — a geographic area that was assigned to a census taker and roughly can be thought of as a neighborhood.
The bar graph shows that in 1910 approximately 1/3 of neighborhoods had no Black residents and by 1940 this had doubled such that fully 2/3 of neighborhoods had no Black residents. This shows that segregation was worsening in Ramsey County over this time period — presumably due to racial covenants and other forms of housing discrimination.This map shows the share of Black residents in each enumeration district in 1940.
Due to pandemic restrictions we have not been able to access enumeration maps for earlier years yet.
Neighborhood Fact Sheets
These fact sheets use data from the Opportunity Atlas and census data more generally to provide summary statistics at the neighborhood level. Neighborhoods are organized by district council. We will continue to add neighborhood data in the coming months.
Battle Creek, Conway, East View, Highwood Hills
Greater East Side