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109 Counties Became 'Majority Nonwhite' Since 2000

The United States is still mostly populated by white people, but there are plenty of places where that is no longer true.
September 5, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Jens Manuel Krogstad From writes about demographic trends: "In the United States, the white share of the population is declining as Hispanic, Asian and black populations grow. But the shift to a more diverse nation is happening more quickly in some places than in others."

Between 2000 and 2018, the white population share fell below 50 percent in 109 counties, according to the Pew Research Center analysis promoted by the article. "Overall, 293 U.S. counties were majority nonwhite in 2018," reports Krogstad.

The article includes infographics to help visualize the data reported, and a lot more detail and insights to help understand the effect of demographic change. Another way of understanding the nation's demographic changes, according to Krogstad, is to also note the counties where data shifted the opposite way: "From 2000 to 2018, just two counties went from minority white to majority white: Calhoun County in South Carolina and West Feliciana Parish in Louisiana, each with relatively small populations of about 15,000."

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Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Pew Research Center
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