Many US counties are now 'Majority-Minority'

The latest report released by U.S. Census Bureau finds that almost one in 10 counties in the United States now boast of a population that is more than 50 percent minority. A total of 303 of the 3,141 counties in the country are now "majority-minority."

 Many US counties are now 'Majority-Minority'
The latest report released by U.S. Census Bureau finds that almost one in 10 counties in the United States now boast of a population that is more than 50 percent minority. A total of 303 of the 3,141 counties in the country are now "majority-minority."

Denver County, Colo., and East Baton Rouge Parish, LA were two of the biggest counties to push up their minority population between July 1, 2005 and July 1, 2006. In that year eight additional counties including the aforementioned turned minority-majority, the report said.

Other counties include Winkler, Waller and Wharton from Texas; Blaine county, Montana; Manassas Park from Virginia and Colfax county from New Mexico.

Los Angeles County with a minority population of 7 million continues to be the biggest county in terms of minority population in the US. Of these 4.5 million are Hispanic in origin.

Harris County, Texas, and Miami-Dade have Hispanic populations of 1.5 million each. Cook County had the largest black population last year at 1.4 million followed by Los Angeles County with 1 million. Los Angeles County also supported the largest Asian population with 1.4 million residents.

Helen Steele
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