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Both blacks and whites are leaving N.J.’s largest county, data shows

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By Myles Ma | NJ Advance Media for
on December 13, 2016 at 10:48 AM, updated December 13, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Bergen County has grown more diverse in the period since the recession, fostering growing Hispanic and Asian populations, but has also shed white and especially black residents.

The black population fell by more than 7 percent in Bergen County when comparing Census data from 2005-2009 and 2010-2015. The white population fell by more than 5 percent.

Anthony Cureton, president of the Bergen County chapter of the NAACP, said many black people he knows have moved to the South, where it’s cheaper.

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