The Midwest: Minority-Majority Rural and Exurban Counties

This is the Yonder's list of all rural and exurban counties in the Midwest that are already minority-majority or that will be minority-majority soon.

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The counties below are either currently minority-majority or will soon tip to be minority-majority. They are grouped by state. These counties are in the Midwest. If you would like to see counties in the West, go here. Counties in the South are here. All of the data below come from U.S. Census Bureau estimates from 2007.

The chart shows three categories of "minority majority status." "2000" counties are those that were majority-minority at the time of the 2000 Census. "2007" designates counties that became majority-minority between 2000 and 2007. "Tipping" counties are those that are at least 40 percent minority and where the minority population grew by at least 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2007.

KANSAS                    
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority Race Population 2007 % Change White 2000-07 % Change Minority 2000-07 %
Minority 2007
% Black 2007 %
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007 Ford Dodge City Bi-Racial: WH-Hsp 33,340 -15.1% 26.8% 52.5% 1.3% 0.5% 48.0%
Tipping Grant Ulysses White 7,497 -12.1% 6.8% 40.8% 0.2% 0.7% 39.1%
2000 Seward Liberal Hispanic 23,109 -16.1% 21.1% 59.5% 3.2% 0.6% 51.8%
NORTH DAKOTA                    
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority Race Population 2007 % Change White 2000-07 % Change Minority 2000-07 %
Minority 2007
% Black 2007 %
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007 Benson Minnewaukan American Indian 6,971 -9.8% 10.3% 54.2% 0.2% 51.3% 1.6%
2000 Rolette Rolla American Indian 13,665 -2.9% 0.9% 75.7% 0.9% 70.3% 1.9%
2000 Sioux Fort Yates American Indian 4,223 25.8% 0.8% 82.7% 0.3% 78.9% 2.2%
NEBRASKA                    
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority Race Population 2007 % Change White 2000-07 % Change Minority 2000-07 %
Minority 2007
% Black 2007 %
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000 Thurston Pender Bi-Racial: Wh-AI 7,208 -6.8% 6.7% 57.8% 1.5% 49.3% 5.1%
SOUTH DAKOTA                    
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority Race Population 2007 % Change White 2000-07 % Change Minority 2000-07 %
Minority 2007
% Black 2007 %
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000 Bennett Martin American Indian 3,441 -12.6% 2.4% 63.0% 0.3% 54.5% 2.4%
2000 Buffalo Gannvalley American Indian 2,111 16.6% 1.4% 81.7% 0.1% 78.0% 1.7%
2000 Corson McIntosh American Indian 4,205 -14.7% 9.6% 68.5% 0.2% 63.6% 2.4%
2000 Dewey Timber Lake American Indian 6,005 -3.8% 1.9% 76.9% 0.2% 72.5% 2.3%
2007 Jackson Kadoka American Indian 2,792 -10.4% 1.0% 53.0% 0.0% 50.3% 0.5%
2000 Mellette White River American Indian 2,019 -6.5% -0.3% 57.1% 0.0% 51.9% 1.9%
2000 Shannon Hot Springs American Indian 13,589 56.8% 6.8% 93.6% 1.7% 84.2% 4.7%
2000 Todd Winner American Indian 10,157 25.9% 10.3% 85.9% 0.9% 79.7% 3.0%
2000 Ziebach Dupree American Indian 2,643 1.8% 6.1% 74.3% 0.0% 71.1% 1.2%
WISCONSIN                    
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority Race Population 2007 % Change White 2000-07 % Change Minority 2000-07 %
Minority 2007
% Black 2007 %
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000 Menominee Keshena American Indian 4,616 7.4% 0.4% 87.7% 1.6% 78.7% 5.4%

 

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