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The Changing Face of Harlem

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It's no secret that the real estate boom altered Harlem's traditional demographics, but now the Times has the actual numbers showing the neighborhood's shift. Harlem's population grew more since 2000 than any decade since the 1940s, and now only 4 in 10 residents are black. In 2008, 22% of Harlem's white households had moved in within the previous year (compared to 7% of black households). In Central Harlem, the proportion of whites in the area has more then doubled and the Hispanic population is at an all-time high. In contrast, 10 out of 10 Harlem Globetrotters are still black. [NYT]