Friday, March 25, 2011
Interesting map of population changes over the past decade. The middle strip of the country—North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas along with eastern Montana and western Minnesota and Iowa—is being hollowed out.
That area east to West Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, and (except for New York and New Jersey) north through New England, and west to Nevada, Oregon, and Washington is overwhelmingly white.
California has almost as many Hispanics (38%) as whites (40%) and New Mexico has a Hispanic plurality—46% to 40% white.
Hawaii (Asian: 38%, White: 23%, Multiracial: 19%, Others: 10%, Hispanic: 9%) has the lowest White percentage and seems to be the most diverse.