As Whites Flock to Kansas City, Blacks Pick the Suburbs
It’s a commonly known fact in Kansas City: For decades, white flight hollowed out large parts of the urban core, while black population climbed steadily.
Between 1960 and 2000, Kansas City lost more than 123,000 white people while adding almost 55,000 black people.
But this long-term trend has reversed itself in recent years.
Kansas city’s white population has surged by almost 9,300 from 2000 through the latest estimates available in 2013.