Across the United States, the banking office landscape has shifted substantially since the financial crisis in 2008, reflecting both long-standing trends of small bank closures, as well as more recent patterns of bank branch declines. These trends are playing out in the states of the Seventh District as well, where the number of banking offices has declined in each state, and increasingly, community banks are losing their share of branches in certain markets. Low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods in a few of the District’s most populous counties are nearly devoid of community banks.
ProfitWise News and Views, No. 2, 2016
The Changing Composition of Bank Branches in Seventh Federal Reserve District States