Minorities Transform Metro Areas, Inch Closer to Majority

Minorities comprise in 2010 more than half the population in 22 of the largest metro areas in and 98 percent population growth in large metro areas from 2000 to 2010, a recent report by The Brookings Institute shows.

The report "The New Metropolitan Minority Map" uses 1990, 2000, and 2010 decennial census data for the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

"This paper shows how the rapid growth of Hispanic and Asian origin groups and new internal shifts of African Americans are transforming the racial and ethnic demographic profiles of America's largest metropolitan areas ahead of other parts of the country," says Michael Frey, senior fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Program, on the Brookings website.

Full Story: The New Metro Minority Map: Regional Shifts in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010

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