Black Cleveland in 1970: Education, Poverty Rate, Unemployment

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Similar to the 1960 Census, 1970 lists residents my education above the college level. Once again, dot density illustrates communities with a higher education level while fewer dots show education levels which are less than college level.

In 1970, the U.S. Census begins to include poverty rate.

The Census removes categories related to housing deterioriation and age. The housing category only includes rental average and owner/rental occupation information. Neither of these categories demonstrates the living CONDITION of African Americans in Cleveland. However, it does illustrate the difference by race of home ownership.

Black Unemployment remains steadly two to three times lower than the surrounding area.