The West: Minority-Majority Youth Population In Rural and Exurban Counties

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

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The counties below are either currently minority-majority among those under 20 years of age or will soon tip to be minority-majority. They are grouped by state. These counties are in the West. If you would like to see counties in the South, go here . Counties in the Midwest 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" for those in the county under 20 years of age. "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 among those 20 and under and where the minority population grew by at least 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2007.

ALASKA                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
2000 Aleutians East Borough Sand Point AS Plur 381 1.6% -30.7% 82.9% 0.0% 52.5% 8.4%
2000 Aleutians West Census Area   WH Plur 693 -44.6% -26.1% 70.3% 2.3% 29.6% 14.0%
2000 Bethel Census Area   American Indian 6,795 18.6% -2.3% 92.9% 0.8% 79.6% 7.8%
2007 Bristol Bay Borough Naknek Bi-Racial: Wh-AI 275 -32.8% -36.8% 57.5% 0.7% 52.4% 1.8%
2000 Dillingham Census Area   American Indian 1,724 -4.3% -15.0% 88.4% 0.2% 78.5% 2.4%
2000 Lake and Peninsula Borough King Salmon American Indian 519 -11.1% -33.7% 84.6% 0.0% 71.9% 1.9%
2000 Nome Census Area   American Indian 3,432 -9.7% -6.4% 90.0% 0.3% 83.5% 1.7%
2000 North Slope Borough Barrow American Indian 2,434 -46.0% -18.5% 94.5% 0.5% 71.1% 10.2%
2000 Northwest Arctic Borough Kotzebue American Indian 2,939 13.9% -9.8% 94.7% 0.1% 81.7% 7.2%
Tipping Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area   White 667 -36.7% -29.8% 57.9% 0.1% 43.5% 6.6%
2000 Wade Hampton Census Area   American Indian 3,443 38.9% -2.7% 97.8% 0.3% 86.8% 8.4%
2007 Yakutat City and Borough   Bi-Racial: Wh-AI 170 -17.1% -35.6% 65.9% 0.0% 48.2% 0.6%
2000 Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area   American Indian 1,789 -17.3% -30.4% 81.3% 0.3% 73.1% 2.7%
ARIZONA                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
2000 Apache St. Johns American Indian 24,501 -3.0% -17.6% 85.4% 1.0% 79.3% 4.1%
2000 Navajo Holbrook Bi-Racial: Wh-AI 37,041 3.0% -3.5% 66.0% 1.0% 52.6% 10.7%
2000 Santa Cruz Nogales Hispanic 14,611 8.4% 3.9% 90.6% 0.3% 0.3% 89.3%
CALIFORNIA                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
2000 Colusa Colusa Hispanic 6,777 -12.1% 10.4% 69.2% 1.2% 1.8% 63.6%
Tipping Glenn Willows White 8,524 -11.4% 3.2% 53.8% 0.6% 1.7% 45.5%
2000 Madera Madera Hispanic 44,872 -11.9% 23.9% 72.4% 2.7% 1.1% 65.8%
COLORADO                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
Tipping Alamosa Alamosa White 4,728 -12.5% 3.1% 57.6% 1.1% 1.5% 52.4%
2000 Conejos Conejos Hispanic 2,412 -11.4% -22.6% 58.8% 0.2% 1.1% 56.6%
2000 Costilla San Luis Hispanic 739 -10.6% -31.2% 73.7% 0.5% 1.5% 69.4%
Tipping Lake Leadville White 2,234 -22.8% 10.5% 61.5% 0.4% 0.4% 59.1%
IDAHO                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
Tipping Clark Dubois White 281 -38.3% -13.9% 53.0% 0.4% 1.1% 49.8%
MONTANA                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
2000 Big Horn Hardin American Indian 4,490 -21.3% -5.0% 80.6% 1.0% 70.4% 5.3%
2007 Blaine Chinook Bi-Racial: Wh-AI 2,060 -22.9% -15.1% 63.6% 0.2% 58.8% 1.7%
2000 Glacier Cut Bank American Indian 4,550 -19.1% -6.7% 76.1% 1.4% 67.9% 3.8%
2000 Roosevelt Wolf Point American Indian 3,518 -27.2% -6.2% 78.8% 0.4% 72.5% 2.6%
NEW MEXICO                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
2007 Chaves Roswell Bi-Racial: WH-Hsp 18,775 -16.7% 1.1% 66.0% 2.2% 0.7% 60.9%
2000 Cibola Grants Tri-Racial 7,965 -8.0% -7.5% 83.6% 0.9% 47.9% 33.1%
2007 Colfax Raton Bi-Racial: WH-Hsp 3,223 -18.0% -19.3% 61.8% 0.8% 1.2% 58.5%
Tipping Curry Clovis White 15,039 -16.7% 15.8% 60.0% 9.5% 0.6% 43.0%
Tipping Eddy Carlsbad White 14,699 -18.3% -4.0% 56.9% 1.9% 0.9% 52.3%
2000 Grant Silver City Bi-Racial: WH-Hsp 7,455 -19.3% -15.8% 63.8% 1.5% 1.1% 59.6%
2000 Guadalupe Santa Rosa Hispanic 973 -5.1% -25.4% 88.6% 0.3% 0.4% 85.6%
2000 Hidalgo Lordsburg Hispanic 1,417 -36.1% -27.6% 68.1% 0.4% 0.4% 66.6%
2007 Lea Lovington Bi-Racial: WH-Hsp 18,329 -19.2% 11.2% 66.0% 4.8% 0.4% 58.5%
2000 Luna Deming Hispanic 8,077 -6.3% 0.7% 80.1% 1.3% 0.5% 77.1%
2000 McKinley Gallup American Indian 24,639 -24.0% -19.8% 93.5% 1.1% 78.2% 12.4%
2000 Mora Mora Hispanic 1,195 -9.1% -24.8% 86.6% 0.1% 1.3% 84.9%
2000 Rio Arriba Tierra Amarilla Hispanic 12,011 -5.9% -7.4% 92.4% 0.3% 15.3% 75.8%
Tipping Roosevelt Portales White 6,151 -6.6% 11.6% 51.7% 2.7% 1.2% 45.7%
2000 San Juan Aztec Bi-Racial: Wh-AI 37,500 -14.9% -5.0% 65.5% 1.3% 40.7% 21.1%
2000 San Miguel Las Vegas Hispanic 7,850 -16.4% -17.1% 87.1% 1.0% 1.4% 82.9%
2000 Socorro Socorro Bi-Racial: WH-Hsp 5,159 -13.7% -12.2% 73.1% 0.9% 15.0% 53.8%
2000 Taos Taos Hispanic 7,259 4.0% -13.6% 73.7% 0.5% 7.5% 63.8%
Tipping Torrance Estancia White 4,464 -24.0% -14.8% 51.4% 1.2% 2.1% 45.4%
UTAH                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
2000 San Juan Monticello American Indian 5,244 -14.6% -15.3% 66.4% 1.2% 58.0% 4.8%
WASHINGTON                    
Minority Majority Status County County Seat Under 20 Majority Race Under 20 Population 2007 % Change White Youth 2000-07 % Change Minority Youth 00-07 % Minority Youth 2007 % Black Youth 2007 % Am. Ind. Youth 2007 % Hispanic Youth 2007
2007 Adams Ritzville Hispanic 6,247 -20.0% 15.4% 69.2% 0.1% 0.2% 67.2%

 

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