Monday, June 28, 2010
Population Shows a Racial Shift
In another sign of the increasing diversity of suburbs, the New York Times now reports that "Two large suburban counties flipped from having white majorities to having white minorities last year." Two two counties have been identified as Gwinnett County (outside Atlanta) and Contra Costa County (near San Francisco). The shifts indicated that the minorities edged closer to becoming a majority of the nation's youngest children. More than 500 of the nation's more than 3,000 now fall in that category. Furthermore, they also report that the census estimates released Thursday also quantified the impact of the recession on former population magnets.