23. maj 2009

Whites become minority in Kansas county – and hints about the rest of USA

Excerpt from: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/05/22/garden.city.kansas.minorities/index.html


Whites become minority in Kansas county


“U.S. communities are changing complexion as ethnic diversity grows in the American heartland. 

Though not new in California, Arizona, Texas or Florida, the change of demographics is a bit more surprising in southwest Kansas. Finney County, Kansas, is one of six counties across the nation that became majority-minority between 2007 and 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced. The agency defines majority-minority as a county where more than half the population is made up of a group that is not single-race, non-Hispanic white.

Nearly 10 percent (309) of the nation’s 3,142 counties were majority-minority as of July 1, 2008…”


“But much of the United States is looking more like Garden City. New census figures show more than one-third of the people in the United States are non-white and a staggering 47 percent of the population under the age of 5 are a minority.

The latest census figures show four states as majority-minority in 2008: Hawaii (75 percent), New Mexico (58 percent), California (58 percent) and Texas (53 percent). The District of Columbia was 67 percent minority. No other state had more than a 43 percent minority population…”


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