Here's where whites no longer make up a majority of residents

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The United States is becoming more diverse and now a new analysis from the Pew Research Center illustrates exactly where in the country the percentage of non-white residents is growing.

Between 2000 and 2013, 78 counties across 19 states transitioned from majority white to no majority, according to Pew's study of Census data. The bulk of the shift has occurred along the country's coastlines, but Kansas, Texas and Louisiana have seen changes, too.


Whites make up less than half the population in 19 of the 25 biggest counties in the nation. San Diego County, California; Clark County, Nevada; and Broward County, Florida have all swung majority minority since 2000. Just two counties - one in South Carolina and another in Louisiana - have shifted majority white.

Overall, whites comprise 63 percent of the nation and still make up half the population or more in nearly 90 percent of the counties around the country.

Pew has a detailed, sortable table of which counties have shifted non-white here.


Emily DeRuy is a Washington, D.C.-based associate editor, covering education, reproductive rights, and inequality. A San Francisco native, she enjoys Giants baseball and misses Philz terribly.

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