Monday, August 13, 2007

Denver, CO now a "majority-minority" county

What in the world does "majority-minority" mean? This is a term used by the Census Bureau to designate a county as having 50% or more of its residents falling in a minority group. Denver, CO is the largest county to join the 303 other counties where the majority of the population is a minority (from this press release).

Where are they getting these numbers? From the Population estimates that are put out by the Census bureau every year. (They also inform the ever-changing population clock.)

Still want more demographic data? Check out the library's guide.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:47 AM

    Some Americans will NEVER escape the pejorative term "minority," will we? Using statistical terms to describe individuals or groups is the very definition of "institutionalized racism." Not until none of us consider ourselves victims -- or are seen as victims by others -- will we progress as a nation or a people.