Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pew Research: "Counties Where Minorities are the Majority"

Image from the map produced by Pew Research. Five counties in Florida are now majority Hispanic (a change since 1980).
Here is a map from Pew Research showing counties in the U.S. that switched from White majority to minority majority since 1980: the number has doubled. The different colors represent the minority groups that live in that county. Six counties in Florida are now majority minority including Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

You can see how this will have tremendous policy implications even in counties that remain a White majority. For instance, what effect will the change in Cuba policy have? And the economic turmoil Puerto Rico is currently experiencing?