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Old 10-22-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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*NOTE: I'm not making any normative judgments on whether or not the decrease in the % of Whites is a good or bad thing. I'm just trying to deliver data here.

Since we now have enough data from the American Community Survey to talk about how America has changed in this past decade, I think it would probably shock MOST people that compared to the 1990s, the United States hasn't been decreasing as rapidly in the % of Non-Hispanic Whites as in the previous decade.

Nonetheless, what's becoming clearer and clearer by the year is the spread of non-White populations throughout the US.

DATA FROM: Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals By Race, 1790 to 1990, and By Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, For The United States, Regions, Divisions, and States (pre-2000)
United States by States; and Puerto Rico - GCT-P6. Race and Hispanic or Latino:**2000 (2000)
United States by States; and Puerto Rico - GCT0209. Percent of the Total Population Who Are White Alone, Not Hispanic or Latino<BR>Universe: Total population (2009)

United States: 1990
75.6% Non-Hispanic White
12.1% Black
9.0% Hispanic
2.9% Asian and Pacific Islander

United States: 2000
69.1% Non-Hispanic White
12.5% Hispanic
12.3% Black
3.7% Asian and Pacific Islander
2.4% Two or More Races

United States: 2009
64.9% Non-Hispanic White
15.8% Hispanic
12.1% Black
4.5% Asian and Pacific Islander
2.4% Two or More Races

Since it's pretty clear that Non-Hispanic Whites are the fastest decreasing segment of the population, with Blacks staying relatively in the same area, it would be interesting to see where in the US non-Hispanic Whites are decreasing the fastest by percentage.

US States by Percentage of Non-Hispanic White population 2000
AL: 70.3%
AK: 67.6%
AZ: 63.8%
AR: 78.6%
CA: 46.7%
CO: 74.5%
CT: 77.5%
DE: 72.5%
FL: 65.4%
GA: 62.6%
HI: 22.9%
ID: 88.0%
IL: 67.8%
IN: 85.8%
IA: 92.6%
KS: 83.1%
KY: 89.3%
LA: 62.5%
ME: 96.5%
MD: 62.1%
MA: 81.9%
MI: 78.6%
MN: 88.2%
MS: 60.7%
MO: 83.8%
MT: 89.5%
NE: 87.3%
NV: 65.3%
NH: 95.1%
NJ: 66.0%
NM: 44.7%
NY: 62.0%
NC: 70.2%
ND: 91.7%
OH: 84.0%
OK: 74.1%
OR: 83.5%
PA: 84.1%
RI: 81.9%
SC: 66.1%
SD: 88.0%
TN: 79.2%
TX: 52.4%
UT: 85.3%
VT: 96.2%
VA: 70.2%
WA: 78.9%
WV: 94.6%
WI: 87.3%
WY: 88.9%

US States by Percentage of Non-Hispanic White population 2009

AL: 67.9%
AK: 65.0%
AZ: 57.1%
AR: 75.0%
CA: 41.5%
CO: 70.5%
CT: 72.8%
DE: 67.4%
FL: 59.3%
GA: 57.3%
HI: 24.9%
ID: 84.4%
IL: 64.4%
IN: 82.6%
IA: 89.9%
KS: 79.8%
KY: 87.2%
LA: 61.3%
ME: 94.2%
MD: 56.6%
MA: 78.2%
MI: 77.3%
MN: 84.7%
MS: 58.2%
MO: 81.8%
MT: 87.6%
NE: 83.3%
NV: 55.6%
NH: 92.7%
NJ: 60.9%
NM: 41.0%
NY: 59.7%
NC: 66.7%
ND: 89.1%
OH: 82.1%
OK: 70.7%
OR: 79.4%
PA: 80.7%
RI: 77.7%
SC: 64.8%
SD: 85.1%
TN: 76.5%
TX: 46.6%
UT: 81.1%
VT: 94.8%
VA: 66.1%
WA: 74.4%
WV: 93.4%
WI: 84.5%
WY: 86.1%

States ranked by decrease in Non-Hispanic White % (2000-2009)
United States 1990-2000: -6.5%
United States 2000-2009: -4.2%

1) NV: (-9.7%)
2) AZ: (-6.7%)
3) FL: (-6.1%)
4) TX: (-5.8%)
5) MD: (-5.5%)
6) GA: (-5.3%)
7) CA: (-5.2%)
8) NJ: (-5.1%)
9) DE: (-5.1%)
10) CT: (-4.7%)
11) WA: (-4.5%)
=US AVERAGE (-4.2%)
12) RI: (-4.2%)
13) UT: (-4.2%)
14) VA: (-4.1%)
15) OR: (-4.1%)
16) NE: (-4.0%)
17) CO: (-4.0%)
18) NM: (-3.7%)
19) MA: (-3.7%)
20) ID: (-3.6%)
21) AR: (-3.6%)
22) NC: (-3.5%)
23) MN: (-3.5%)
24) IL: (-3.4%)
25) OK: (-3.4%)
26) PA: (-3.4%)
27) KS: (-3.3%)
28) IN: (-3.2%)
29) SD: (-2.9%)
30) WI: (-2.8%)
31) WY: (-2.8%)
32) TN: (-2.7%)
33) IA: (-2.7%)
34) ND: (-2.6%)
35) MS: (-2.5%)
36) AL: (-2.4%)
37) NH: (-2.4%)
38) ME: (-2.3%)
39) NY: (-2.3%)
40) KY: (-2.1%)
41) MO: (-2.0%)
42) MT: (-1.9%)
43) OH: (-1.9%)
44) AK: (-1.6%)
45) VT: (-1.4%)
46) MI: (-1.3%)
47) SC: (-1.3%)
48) LA: (-1.2%)
49) WV: (-1.2%)
50) HI: (+2.0%)

Bottom 10 states by Non-Hispanic White population, 1990 (http://www.census.gov/population/www.../tabs15-65.pdf)
1. Hawaii: 31.4%
2. New Mexico: 50.4%
3. California: 57.2%
4. Texas: 60.6%
5. Mississippi: 63.1%
6. Louisiana: 65.8%
7. South Carolina: 68.5%
8. New York: 69.3%
9. Maryland: 69.6%
10. Georgia: 70.1%

Bottom 10 states by Non-Hispanic White population, 2000
1. Hawaii: 22.9%
2. New Mexico: 44.7%
3. California: 46.9%
4. Texas: 52.4%
5. Mississippi: 60.7%
6. New York: 62.0%
7. Maryland: 62.1%
8. Louisiana: 62.5%
9. Georgia: 62.6%
10. Arizona: 63.8%

Bottom 10 states ranked by Non-Hispanic White population, 2009
1. Hawaii: 24.9%
2. New Mexico: 41.0%
3. California: 41.5%
4. Texas: 46.6%
5. Nevada: 55.6%
6. Maryland: 56.6%
7. Arizona: 57.1%
8. Georgia: 57.3%
9. Mississippi: 58.2%
10. Florida: 59.3%

*Blue: New states in the bottom 10


Interestingly: 1-4 stayed the same for the past 20 years(although I get a sneaking suspicion that California is probably going to be #2 within this decade sometime), but 5-10 are in completely different order with the new addition of Florida and Nevada (NV interestingly had the highest growing populations of Hispanics AND Asians by percentage in the population for the past two decades, most likely due to migration from California).

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Very fascinating.

Its so interesting to see the diaspora of minorities accelerate around the country from traditional immigrant heavy states-out west they are definitely spreading out from CA--just look at NV.

Interesting how Hawaii is more white in 2009 than it was in 2000.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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How does this information relate to the 2010 Census? I realize that these numbers are official but aren't the most "official" stats from the censuses taken every ten years? Just curious if there's a huge discrepancy between the different surveys.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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How does this information relate to the 2010 Census? I realize that these numbers are official but aren't the most "official" stats from the censuses taken every ten years? Just curious if there's a huge discrepancy between the different surveys.
These are estimates based on data that the Census Bureau gathers every year.

The actual Census itself is taken every 10 years as you already stated and info from the Census itself is not an estimate but the actual population according to the Govt.

Im pretty sure that even the annual estimates are used to help decide how to allocate tax monies but only in the Deciannual Census do the population figures determine how many seats in the House of Representatives a state will be allocated for the next decade until the next census is officially taken.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Very fascinating.

Its so interesting to see the diaspora of minorities accelerate around the country from traditional immigrant heavy states-out west they are definitely spreading out from CA--just look at NV.

Interesting how Hawaii is more white in 2009 than it was in 2000.
By far, the state that's had the most demographic change in the past 30 years has been NV. In 30 years, it went from being 83% Non-Hispanic white to being close to becoming the US' next majority-minority state.

I just came back from Vegas, and one notices that a HUGE chunk of the hospitality workers are either Filipino or Mexican. However, due to the real estate crash and the decline of the tourist based economy, who knows how long this will last.

Outside of a border state, Nevada (which, at it's southern tip, is STILL 200 miles away from the border) has the highest percentage of Latinos in the United States at 26.5% (only exceeded by NM, CA, TX, and AZ). And it has the highest percentage of Asians and Pacific Islanders for an inland state at 8.7% in combination and 7.0% alone (only exceeded by HI, CA, NJ, and NY) and WILL probably overtake the latter two sometime this decade. By far, it has the highest percentage of Blacks in the West at 7.7% (alone), even exceeding California's percentage of 6.1%.

Yup, NV is California-lite. It's like our little brother

Hawaii is unique amongst US states in that it never WAS majority Anglo White, and probably won't ever really will be. However, it's STILL whiter than most US territories (especially when pitted against Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, etc.)
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Look at, in 2009 NY disappeared from the "bottom" list ! This state becomes less white, but very slowly.
It's pretty impressive because NY receives so many immigrants from all around the world, mostly non-white.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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Whats also interesting is the differences within states. For example, Northern California - like Redding - are far less Hispanic than places closer to the border
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Whats also interesting is the differences within states. For example, Northern California - like Redding - are far less Hispanic than places closer to the border
Of course..that kind of thing is intuitive. However, in terms of California, it really DEPENDS what you consider Northern California vs. Southern California. Commonly, the SF Bay Area is considered Northern California, but is by itself less only 45% Non-Hispanic White.

Northern California (north of 35'46 N)
Non Hispanic White: 7,808,969 (52.5%)
Hispanic: 3,807,852 (25.6%)
Asian and Pacific Islander: 2,104,593 (14.2%)
Black: 782,249 (5.3%)
Two or More Races: 360,883 (2.4%)

Foreign Born: 3,416,674 (23.1% Foreign Born; of which 9.2% Europe, 45.4% Asia, 40.9% Latin America, 1.6% Africa, 1.3% Oceania, 1.5% Northern America )

Southern California (south of 35'46 N, or San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties)
Non Hispanic White: 9,853,039 (42.0%)
Hispanic: 9,353,126 (39.9%)
Asian and Pacific Islander: 2,427,646 (10.4%)
Black: 1,359,530 (5.8%)
Two or More Races: 393,705 (1.6%)

Foreign Born: 6,438,833 (27.5% Foreign Born; of which 5.6% Europe, 29.9% Asia, 61.2% Latin America, 1.4% Africa, <1% Oceania, 1.2% Northern America )
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:41 AM
 
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Wow, I'm impressed by the work you put into this.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Looks like the US Census made a report about this very topic regarding the 2010 census results

http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/b...c2010br-02.pdf
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