An early survey of New Haven stated that 75% of Blacks in New Haven were born in the South, coming primarily from Virginia and the Carolinas, with continuing migrants also coming from Puerto Rico. Thus, as more non-Whites enter into the area, more Whites flee to the suburbs.
Black migration from the South to New Haven, Connecticut.
Net Black Migration From the South
Annual Avg. Rate
Ratio of movement from one dwelling to another, within the same neighborhood.
Dixwell (5) 0.16 to 1
Hill (1) 1.80 to 1
Fair Haven (3) 0.70 to 1
Dwight (7) 1.20 to 1
Newhallville(6) 2.10 to 1
Imperative to understanding the dynamics of an inner-city population, is that it is extremely mobile; moving either within a given neighborhood, or from one neighborhood to another. The tables provided herein are based on information from
Rollin G. Osterweis
. Areas close to Yale and the Medical Center, tend to contain a majority of Whites.