Forum Census [Series]

More than 6 million Californians are living in poverty, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s up more than 4 percent since before the recession began in 2006. Household income fell by the biggest margin on record — and nearly one in four California children lives in poverty. We look at the numbers and the lives of those impacted by poverty.

The Bay Area’s elderly population has been growing over the past 10 years. As the boomer generation hits its sixth decade, a so-called silver tsunami is on the way. By 2050, one in five Americans is expected to be over 65. Are Bay Area cities and communities aging friendly?

As part of “Our Changing Communities,” our series on the results of the 2010 Census, we look at how prepared the Bay Area is for the aging boom.

The Black population of Oakland has declined nearly 25 percent in the past decade, and for children, the rate is even higher. The decline of African-Americans in cities is a national trend. Why are African-Americans leaving, and what does it mean for Oakland?

As part of Forum’s “Our Changing Communities” series on the results of the 2010 census, we take a close look at Oakland.

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