Connect with us!

RSS Feed

Census: Minorities now the majority in Chatham County


Chatham County is now majority-minority, according to the latest estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.

While the county’s non-Hispanic white population grew 0.3 percent to 139,121 from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, the number of racial and ethnic minorities grew by nearly three times that rate at 0.8 percent during the same period.

Numbering 139,313, minorities accounted for just more than 50 percent of the county’s population.

Overall, the U.S. is projected to become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043, the Census Bureau reported back in December 2012. Minorities currently represent 37.4 percent of the American population.

Chatham County joins several other counties in the state, primarily in metro Atlanta, with majority minority populations.

Western Winter Bat Sleeve Fur Collar Women Cardiganbanner
.. on June 30, 2014. Filed under HEADLINES. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>