Six Maps that Reveal America’s Expanding Racial Diversity

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
In less than one year, the 2020 census will record just how much more racially diverse the nation has become, continuing the “diversity explosion” that punctuated the results of the 2010 census. While less authoritative than the once-a-decade national headcount, recently released U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2018 make plain that racial minority populations—especially Hispanic, Asian, and black Americans—continue to expand, leaving fewer parts of the country untouched by diversity. The new estimates indicate that, for the nation as a whole, Hispanic residents comprise 18.3% of the population. The shares for black and Asian residents are 12.5% and 5.9%, respectively. But these national numbers change dramatically when you look closer at the country’s 3,100-plus counties. Follow this link to learn more. Soured from: Brookings