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 RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007FordDodge CityBi-Racial: WH-Hsp33,340-15.1%26.8%52.5%1.3%0.5%48.0%
TippingGrantUlyssesWhite7,497-12.1%6.8%40.8%0.2%0.7%39.1%
2000SewardLiberalHispanic23,109-16.1%21.1%59.5%3.2%0.6%51.8%
NORTH DAKOTA          
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007BensonMinnewaukanAmerican Indian6,971-9.8%10.3%54.2%0.2%51.3%1.6%
2000RoletteRollaAmerican Indian13,665-2.9%0.9%75.7%0.9%70.3%1.9%
2000SiouxFort YatesAmerican Indian4,22325.8%0.8%82.7%0.3%78.9%2.2%
NEBRASKA          
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000ThurstonPenderBi-Racial: Wh-AI7,208-6.8%6.7%57.8%1.5%49.3%5.1%
SOUTH DAKOTA          
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000BennettMartinAmerican Indian3,441-12.6%2.4%63.0%0.3%54.5%2.4%
2000BuffaloGannvalleyAmerican Indian2,11116.6%1.4%81.7%0.1%78.0%1.7%
2000CorsonMcIntoshAmerican Indian4,205-14.7%9.6%68.5%0.2%63.6%2.4%
2000DeweyTimber LakeAmerican Indian6,005-3.8%1.9%76.9%0.2%72.5%2.3%
2007JacksonKadokaAmerican Indian2,792-10.4%1.0%53.0%0.0%50.3%0.5%
2000MelletteWhite RiverAmerican Indian2,019-6.5%-0.3%57.1%0.0%51.9%1.9%
2000ShannonHot SpringsAmerican Indian13,58956.8%6.8%93.6%1.7%84.2%4.7%
2000ToddWinnerAmerican Indian10,15725.9%10.3%85.9%0.9%79.7%3.0%
2000ZiebachDupreeAmerican Indian2,6431.8%6.1%74.3%0.0%71.1%1.2%
WISCONSIN          
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000MenomineeKeshenaAmerican Indian4,6167.4%0.4%87.7%1.6%78.7%5.4%
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