THE STATE OF MIND IN THE INNER CITY
The residents of Newark's inner core reflected the mobile pattern of urban life in the 1970s. Thirty-nine per cent of the Blacks interviewed in the survey had lived in the city no more than ten years; one out of four had arrived within five years. Low- income Whites were significantly more stable. Forty-four per cent had lived in Newark all their lives and an additional 38 per cent more than ten years.
Two out of every three migrant Blacks had moved to the city from the South and 2 per cent of those in the sample had moved there from Puerto Rico. In the White population, one out of four new arrivals were immigrants from abroad. About half of both Blacks and Whites had moved from other cities and had spent all of their formative years up to the age of eighteen in cities.
The Blacks who had migrated to Newark from the South, however, were markedly less citified than the rest of their Newark neighbors. Over 20 per cent came from rural areas, three times the rate in the White population. As many had lived in small towns as in cities.
A majority of Blacks had moved three or more times during their residency in Newark and nearly one in five had changed