The Counties Where Whites Are Now a Minority
New research from Pew has found that whites are now a minority in 109 more counties in the U.S., including the California counties of Orange, Riverside, Ventura, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Sutter and Yolo.
Orange County was 52% white, non-Hispanic in 2000. Today, whites make up 40%. In Riverside, those numbers were 52% and 35%. In Ventura, 57% and 45%.
Twenty-two states saw counties switch to majority non-white populations between 2000 and 2018. “These counties represent 77% of the nation’s 3,142 counties and include 99% of the U.S. population,” according to Pew.
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