Gentrification of Portland, Oregon

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During the early 2000s, displacement of minorities in Portland, Oregon, occurred at a drastic rate. Out of 29 census tracts in north and northeast Portland, ten were majority nonwhite in 2000. By 2010, none of these tracts were majority nonwhite as gentrification drove the cost of living up.[1] Today, Portland's African-American community is concentrated in the north and northeast section of the city, mainly in the King neighborhood. In 2017, Portland, Oregon was named the fourth fastest gentrifying city in the United States by[2] At least one author has ascribed the "urban containment" effect on rising housing prices to Portland's urban growth boundary.[3]

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  1. ^ Hannah-Jones, Nikole (April 30, 2011). "Lessons learned? What Portland leaders did – and didn't do – as people of color were forced to the fringes". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Portland is 4th fastest gentrifying U.S. city, says". The Oregonian. February 2, 2017. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Arthur C. Nelson, Casey J. Dawkins (2016), The Social Impacts of Urban Containment, Routledge, p. 73CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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