Pew Research: Minority Becomes Majority In 109 U.S. Counties

The racial demographic is shifting rapidly in the United States, as approximately 109 counties across the country have become majority-minority in less than 20 years, new data reveals.

According to a recent Pew Research Center study, the non-Hispanic white population has dropped below 50 percent between 2009 and 2018 across 109 U.S. counties in 22 states. Hispanic, Asian and black-Americans now comprise most of the population in the previous predominantly white regions.

Minorities currently make up the majority of the population in 293 U.S. counties in California and eastern, southern states – Texas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Virginia. The white population is less than 52 percent in all of these counties. The Hispanic population in California grew significantly, while black populations are rising in the South as many of them relocated to cities in other parts of the country.

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