White enclaves were once common but have largely vanished in the last 30 years

I had no idea that people were growing up in communities that were so white in the 1980s

The census data show that roughly half of white Americans lived in a county where 9 out of 10 people were white in 1980. Today, just over a quarter do. Raising our threshold to 98 percent white… shows that 15 percent of white Americans lived in these near-exclusively white areas in 1980, while less than one percent do today. [link]

Also the number of almost all white communities has shrunk
In 1980, nearly half of U.S. counties — 1,412 of them — had populations that were almost exclusively (98 percent or more) white. Thirty years later, only 149 counties — fewer than five percent — fit that same description [link][h/t MiLO]
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