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Old 07-04-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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Based on the 22 countycensus bureau boundaries?

I crunched some numbers based on the latest demographic figures for counties. My figures showed that the region is 50.6% non hispanic white based on 2015 numbers, which sounds reasonable but I also remember seeing that the metro was already at that percentage in 2010, and since then we've seen growth in the non white share of population in nearly every metro county. Anybody have any other data on that?

FWIW the 5 county core is 38% non hispanic white but outlying suburban and exurban counties are much whiter and change the overall figures.

Also, I ask this with no political or racial agenda. Just interested in the demography of our region so please don't turn the thread into a race war.
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:48 AM
 
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The 5 county core is 38% non hispanic white? I never realized it was that low. I thought the city of atlanta itself would be around 38% white and the other counties were around 60-70% white.

I have a college degree though so when I lived in Atlanta I never had to venture into those uneducated minority-majority areas.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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The 5 county core is 38% non hispanic white? I never realized it was that low. I thought the city of atlanta itself would be around 38% white and the other counties were around 60-70% white.

I have a college degree though so when I lived in Atlanta I never had to venture into those uneducated minority-majority areas.
What a ignorant statement! As if you are better than everyone. A degree may make you smarter but each human has equal value.
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:02 AM
 
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I never had to venture into those uneducated minority-majority areas.
Wow! That turned nasty awfully fast. It usually takes at least two pages for everything to turn sour.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:51 AM
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Location: Georgia
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Welcome to the new America (not just the new Georgia) where casual and capricious disparagement of "others" typically accompanies any open consideration of matters of race, ethnicity, or religion. It's not as surprising as it may seem it should be, since it replaced a casual and capricious consideration of "others" as insignificant. As "others" become the majority (as pointed out, above), it is impossible to maintain a fiction of insignificance, and so some other kind of other marginalizing conduct is needed to maintain some grounding for the same perspectives.

Regardless, I think the idea that any reasonably-scoped group could be claimed as a majority has long been a fiction since even the designation "white" has been pretty meaningless as a consolidating characteristic given the disparity of situation that has always been faced by the poor.

Incidentally, for a good view of what the future looks like, school enrollment is enlightening.

Enrollment, FTE Total K-12, 2012-13
Enrollment, % Black, 2012-13 45% 38%
Enrollment, % White, 2012-13 30% 42%
Enrollment, % Hispanic, 2012-13 13% 13%
Enrollment, % Asian, 2012-13 9% 4%


The columns are Fulton County and Georgia overall. [Source: 2015 Georgia County Guide.]

So even going beyond the fact that "majority" has long been a myth, what we see here is that the future shows even whatever "plurality" that may exist has an expiration date.
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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The 5 county core is 38% non hispanic white? I never realized it was that low. I thought the city of atlanta itself would be around 38% white and the other counties were around 60-70% white.

I have a college degree though so when I lived in Atlanta I never had to venture into those uneducated minority-majority areas.
Interesting statement. You must have not matriculated at a very good college if all you learned was a small minded, short sighted bias along with an insular world view.

As poorly worded as this statement was, nick4242's post does illustrate a level of segregation in the Atlanta metro area that is not present in other large US cities of Atlantas size.

There are areas within the city that are ~90% caucasian (Morningside comes to mind) and it is very possible to exist in a small, frightened bubble.
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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I'll be glad when the term majority minority falls out of use. It's inherently contradictory and sometimes obfuscates what we're really trying to say.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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I'll be glad when the term majority minority falls out of use. It's inherently contradictory and sometimes obfuscates what we're really trying to say.
No kidding.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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The term "minority" for non-white people still makes sense, especially on a national scale. The USA is about 60% white, which is more than double the numbers of either hispanic or black people, which are the next 2 largest ethnicities.

Atlanta metropolitan area (which is a lot of counties) is about 55% white. And I think that number is dropping closer to 50%. When it dips below 50%, the metro will be majority-minority, but I believe the answer right now is, no, it isn't.

But even when the area is majority-minority, white people will still make up by far the largest group.
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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It's hard to say, but we're very close. Metro-wide we'll probably be right at the cusp in the 2020 Census, totally there by 2030. As someone mentioned earlier though, the core of the Metro is already there.
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