New census numbers show minority population shifts


July 3rd, 2011

Lincoln, NE – A major release of 2010 U.S. Census data includes interesting information about the growth of Nebraska’s minority populations. Census expert David Drozd talks about these new numbers. Drozd is research coordinator for the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Nebraska 2010 Census Population (Photo courtesy University of Nebraska Omaha)

The percentage of the population that is minority (non-White or Hispanic/Latino) increased between 2000 and 2010 in each five-year age category (under five years through 85 or older). The minority population comprises more than 30 percent of those under age five in 2010, roughly triple the percentage in 1990. Four Nebraska counties are “majority-minority” for those under age 5, and eight counties have 40 percent or more of their youngest children being minority. Go to the full story.

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