The South: Minority-Majority Rural and Exurban Counties

This is the Yonder's list of all rural and exurban counties in the South 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 South. If you would like to see counties in the West, 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." "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.

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ALABAMA
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007BarbourClaytonBi-Racial: Wh-Bl27,941-9.3%2.0%52.0%46.7%0.4%3.7%
2000BullockUnion SpringsBlack10,781-13.8%-6.2%77.8%69.1%0.4%7.5%
2000DallasSelmaBlack43,079-18.2%-1.0%68.7%66.9%0.1%0.8%
2000GreeneEutawBlack9,201-0.8%-9.4%79.5%78.2%0.1%0.7%
2000HaleGreensboroBlack18,1117.6%4.0%59.5%57.6%0.2%1.1%
2000LowndesHaynevilleBlack12,6863.9%-9.2%71.6%69.8%0.1%1.1%
2000MaconTuskegeeBlack22,3363.4%-9.1%84.6%81.3%0.2%1.0%
2000MarengoLindenBlack21,276-7.6%-3.8%54.0%51.1%0.1%1.9%
2000PerryMarionBlack10,602-13.3%-9.4%70.2%68.4%0.1%1.1%
2000SumterLivingstonBlack13,306-8.2%-10.7%73.7%71.7%0.2%1.3%
2000WilcoxCamdenBlack12,779-5.5%-2.2%73.3%71.7%0.1%1.1%
ARKANSAS
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2000DeshaArkansas CityBi-Racial: Wh-Bl13,799-14.5%-5.6%52.8%47.2%0.4%4.0%
TippingHempsteadHopeWhite23,226-8.4%8.8%44.3%28.7%0.4%13.3%
2000LeeMariannaBlack10,859-12.3%-14.6%59.0%55.4%0.3%2.8%
2000PhillipsHelenaBlack22,035-23.2%-12.5%64.2%60.9%0.3%1.7%
2000St. FrancisForrest CityBi-Racial: Wh-Bl26,900-11.5%-5.7%56.5%49.5%0.2%5.4%
FLORIDA
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2000GadsdenQuincyBlack47,1973.3%5.5%64.5%54.7%0.2%8.6%
2007HardeeWauchulaBi-Racial: WH-Hsp28,830-6.5%23.5%52.1%8.7%0.7%41.6%
2000HendryLaBelleBi-Racial: WH-Hsp39,611-6.1%21.7%62.1%12.6%0.7%47.6%
GEORGIA
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2000BakerNewtonBi-Racial: Wh-Bl3,781-6.6%-7.7%53.1%48.9%0.3%3.4%
2000BurkeWaynesboroBlack22,7542.6%2.1%53.3%50.0%0.2%1.8%
2000CalhounMorganBlack6,098-4.6%-2.9%63.0%58.3%0.1%3.8%
2000ClayFort GainesBlack3,207-8.0%-2.3%63.2%61.0%0.1%1.2%
2000DoolyViennaBi-Racial: Wh-Bl11,5920.1%1.0%55.4%48.5%0.2%5.2%
2000EarlyBlakelyBi-Racial: Wh-Bl11,836-7.6%-0.8%51.9%48.9%0.2%1.8%
TippingEvansClaxtonWhite11,5055.3%16.3%41.9%31.6%0.1%9.6%
2000HancockSpartaBlack9,5681.5%-6.8%77.2%75.5%0.2%0.8%
2000JeffersonLouisvilleBlack16,454-4.1%-5.1%57.9%55.1%0.1%2.0%
2000MaconOglethorpeBlack13,524-6.0%-2.7%63.9%58.4%0.2%3.8%
2000MitchellCamillaBi-Racial: Wh-Bl24,1390.9%0.8%50.9%46.7%0.2%2.9%
2000RandolphCuthbertBlack7,294-10.7%-3.6%63.1%60.3%0.3%1.7%
2000StewartLumpkinBlack4,647-6.4%-14.5%61.2%58.2%0.3%1.8%
2000SumterAmericusBi-Racial: Wh-Bl32,532-5.0%0.6%54.2%49.2%0.2%3.5%
2000TalbotTalbottonBlack6,60711.9%-4.2%60.1%56.4%0.2%2.1%
2000TaliaferroCrawfordvilleBlack1,884-6.2%-11.2%60.6%58.6%0.1%1.0%
2000TerrellDawsonBlack10,260-8.0%-5.6%63.2%60.0%0.3%1.7%
2000WarrenWarrentonBlack5,9080.2%-11.2%57.8%55.9%0.2%1.0%
2000WashingtonSandersvilleBlack20,937-0.9%-1.3%54.4%52.6%0.2%0.8%
LOUISIANA
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2000East Carroll ParishLake ProvidenceBlack8,302-16.6%-9.7%70.5%68.1%0.2%1.4%
2000Iberville ParishPlaquemineBlack32,501-4.8%-0.3%52.5%50.3%0.2%1.3%
2000Madison ParishTallulahBlack11,858-17.7%-11.2%64.7%61.2%0.1%2.6%
2000St. Helena ParishGreensburgBlack10,620-2.5%3.9%55.3%52.8%0.1%1.8%
2000St. James ParishConventBlack21,578-1.8%5.2%52.0%50.4%0.1%1.0%
2000Tensas ParishSt. JosephBlack5,865-15.9%-8.0%59.2%56.0%0.1%2.2%
2000West Feliciana ParishSt. FrancisvilleBi-Racial: Wh-Bl15,1130.6%-0.6%51.6%49.6%0.2%1.2%
MARYLAND
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
TippingSomersetPrincess AnneWhite26,0162.4%8.6%45.5%40.9%0.3%2.2%
MISSISSIPPI
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2000BolivarRosedale & ClevelandBlack37,635-10.5%-5.9%68.1%65.5%0.1%1.4%
2000ClaibornePort GibsonBlack10,999-9.3%-6.6%85.3%83.7%0.1%1.0%
2000ClayWest PointBlack20,969-5.4%-4.0%57.9%56.1%0.0%1.2%
2000CoahomaClarksdaleBlack27,543-27.4%-2.9%76.5%73.7%0.1%1.3%
2000CopiahHazlehurstBlack29,317-0.3%4.0%53.6%51.2%0.1%1.6%
2000HolmesLexingtonBlack20,461-17.0%-2.3%82.1%80.2%0.2%0.9%
2000HumphreysBelzoniBlack9,994-19.7%-7.5%75.8%72.6%0.1%2.4%
2000IssaquenaMayersvilleBlack1,675-17.2%-31.5%59.3%58.1%0.1%0.6%
2000JasperBay Springs & PauldingBlack18,0710.4%-1.2%53.4%51.9%0.1%0.9%
2000JeffersonFayetteBlack8,960-4.6%-8.5%86.6%85.3%0.1%0.6%
2000Jefferson DavisPrentissBlack12,813-9.8%-7.1%59.2%57.2%0.1%1.0%
2000KemperDe KalbBlack10,109-7.5%-0.6%62.7%59.0%2.1%0.9%
TippingLauderdaleMeridianWhite77,100-7.6%7.8%44.1%41.1%0.2%1.5%
TippingLeakeCarthageWhite22,8283.0%16.5%47.5%38.8%4.4%3.4%
2000LefloreGreenwoodBlack35,088-19.1%-2.6%74.1%70.4%0.1%2.4%
2000MarshallHolly SpringsBi-Racial: Wh-Bl36,6957.1%2.8%51.0%48.4%0.2%1.7%
2000NoxubeeMaconBlack11,874-9.6%-3.6%72.0%69.5%0.2%1.6%
2007PikeMagnoliaBi-Racial: Wh-Bl39,798-2.3%6.9%51.3%49.3%0.2%0.9%
2000QuitmanMarksBlack8,910-14.2%-10.9%70.5%68.6%0.2%0.8%
TippingScottForestWhite28,895-2.4%6.6%47.5%38.1%0.4%8.0%
2000SharkeyRolling ForkBlack5,571-14.0%-15.9%70.5%67.8%0.2%1.5%
2000SunflowerIndianolaBlack30,964-18.1%-6.6%74.1%71.3%0.1%1.9%
2000TallahatchieCharleston & SumnerBlack13,260-12.8%-9.9%61.4%59.4%0.1%1.0%
2000TunicaTunicaBlack10,4537.2%15.5%74.5%70.3%0.1%2.9%
TippingWarrenVicksburgWhite48,866-9.7%8.2%49.9%47.0%0.2%1.4%
2000WashingtonGreenvilleBlack55,644-22.1%-6.3%70.2%66.8%0.2%1.5%
2000WilkinsonWoodvilleBlack10,266-4.3%1.3%70.1%69.1%0.1%0.5%
2000YazooYazoo CityBlack27,187-7.9%-0.3%60.8%54.9%0.2%4.7%
NORTH CAROLINA
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2000BertieWindsorBlack18,601-5.7%-6.1%63.8%61.4%0.4%1.4%
TippingDuplinKenansvilleWhite52,9791.2%16.3%48.2%26.0%0.2%21.1%
2000EdgecombeTarboroBlack52,647-6.8%-4.4%61.3%56.3%0.2%3.9%
2007GreeneSnow HillBi-Racial: Wh-Bl20,4051.8%13.3%52.5%39.6%0.3%11.9%
2000HalifaxHalifaxBlack55,060-7.8%-1.3%59.3%53.4%3.3%1.2%
2000HertfordWintonBlack23,206-2.7%5.8%64.8%60.5%1.2%1.9%
2000HokeRaefordBi-Racial: Wh-Bl42,42229.7%23.5%57.1%34.6%9.2%10.5%
TippingNashNashvilleWhite92,949-1.4%18.5%43.2%36.8%0.4%4.4%
2000NorthamptonJacksonBlack20,830-4.3%-6.6%60.4%57.9%0.3%1.1%
2000RobesonLumbertonTri-Racial128,149-1.6%6.4%70.7%24.3%36.7%8.1%
TippingSampsonClintonWhite63,641-0.6%14.2%46.5%28.2%1.7%15.5%
2007ScotlandLaurinburgBi-Racial: Wh-Bl36,364-2.5%4.7%50.6%38.0%9.4%1.2%
TippingTyrrellColumbiaWhite4,121-9.5%10.3%49.4%40.2%0.2%7.6%
2000VanceHendersonBi-Racial: Wh-Bl42,992-6.4%5.7%56.6%49.0%0.2%6.2%
2000WarrenWarrentonBlack19,410-4.0%-2.1%61.9%53.4%4.9%2.4%
2000WashingtonPlymouthBi-Racial: Wh-Bl12,915-10.2%-1.9%54.3%49.9%0.1%3.1%
TippingWilsonWilsonWhite76,754-1.4%10.2%49.2%38.9%0.2%8.6%
OKLAHOMA
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
TippingTexasGuymonWhite20,032-17.1%33.7%44.2%0.8%1.0%40.6%
SOUTH CAROLINA
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2000BambergBambergBlack15,452-6.7%-7.5%63.5%61.4%0.2%1.2%
2000ClarendonManningBlack32,8224.9%-2.2%53.8%50.1%0.2%2.5%
2000DillonDillonBi-Racial: Wh-Bl30,694-3.9%3.7%52.0%45.6%2.3%2.8%
2000FairfieldWinnsboroBlack23,3332.5%-2.5%59.5%56.9%0.2%1.5%
2000HamptonHamptonBlack21,210-1.6%-0.3%58.9%55.0%0.2%3.0%
2000JasperRidgelandBi-Racial: Wh-Bl21,9532.4%8.7%60.9%48.3%0.3%11.2%
2000LeeBishopvilleBlack19,988-1.8%0.0%65.8%61.5%0.1%3.3%
2000MarionMarionBlack33,905-4.7%-4.2%58.9%54.7%0.3%2.9%
2000MarlboroBennettsvilleBlack28,819-5.0%4.0%57.8%52.0%3.3%1.0%
2000OrangeburgOrangeburgBlack89,952-5.9%0.6%64.6%61.7%0.5%1.3%
TippingSaludaSaludaWhite18,748-8.9%8.7%42.0%27.6%0.3%13.8%
2000SumterSumterBi-Racial: Wh-Bl103,943-3.9%2.5%52.1%47.3%0.3%2.3%
2000WilliamsburgKingstreeBlack35,447-8.4%-3.0%68.7%66.6%0.2%1.0%
TEXAS 
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2007AndrewsAndrewsBi-Racial: WH-Hsp13,140-11.7%17.8%50.5%1.9%0.6%46.5%
2000AtascosaJourdantonHispanic43,5895.9%17.4%62.6%0.8%0.4%60.3%
2007BaileyMuleshoeHispanic6,357-17.6%10.7%56.9%1.3%0.3%54.3%
2000BeeBeevilleHispanic32,689-5.3%4.5%66.9%10.4%0.2%55.4%
2000BrooksFalfurriasHispanic7,5896.2%-5.8%91.0%0.1%0.1%90.6%
2000CaldwellLockhartBi-Racial: WH-Hsp36,7058.7%19.2%52.5%7.3%0.3%43.6%
2007CalhounPort LavacaBi-Racial: WH-Hsp20,352-8.2%6.1%51.2%2.5%0.3%43.8%
2000CastroDimmittHispanic7,210-18.6%-8.3%57.4%2.6%0.4%53.9%
2007CochranMortonBi-Racial: WH-Hsp3,088-27.2%-7.2%55.9%6.2%0.8%48.4%
2007CraneCraneHispanic3,862-18.1%12.8%55.7%3.0%0.4%51.7%
2000CrockettOzonaHispanic3,789-16.5%-0.6%60.4%0.7%0.7%58.5%
2000CrosbyCrosbytonHispanic6,310-16.8%-5.5%56.4%4.3%0.2%51.3%
2000CulbersonVan HornHispanic2,484-8.7%-19.2%71.8%0.8%0.4%69.4%
2000DawsonLamesaHispanic13,870-16.0%-1.1%61.4%9.3%0.2%51.1%
2000Deaf SmithHerefordHispanic18,452-15.1%9.3%65.5%1.4%0.4%63.1%
TippingDeWittCueroWhite19,730-5.7%5.2%41.6%11.0%0.3%29.5%
2000DimmitCarrizo SpringsHispanic9,8451.7%-4.8%85.9%0.9%0.2%83.7%
2000DuvalSan DiegoHispanic12,187-4.6%-7.4%88.5%0.6%0.2%87.4%
2007EdwardsRockspringsBi-Racial: WH-Hsp1,938-16.9%-2.7%50.1%1.1%0.6%47.9%
TippingFallsMarlinWhite17,149-11.4%-3.0%46.2%26.4%0.3%18.6%
2000FloydFloydadaBi-Racial: WH-Hsp6,655-20.4%-8.3%53.6%4.1%0.5%48.4%
2000FrioPearsallHispanic16,133-4.4%0.2%79.9%5.0%0.1%74.1%
TippingGarzaPostWhite4,700-9.7%4.6%46.7%5.4%0.2%39.6%
2007GonzalesGonzalesBi-Racial: WH-Hsp19,210-5.3%12.0%52.9%7.9%0.2%44.0%
TippingGuadalupeSeguinWhite112,77720.8%35.5%43.1%5.8%0.3%34.4%
2000HalePlainviewHispanic35,731-13.4%6.7%59.8%5.4%0.4%52.7%
TippingHallMemphisWhite3,482-17.2%8.2%42.8%8.6%0.3%32.8%
TippingHansfordSpearmanWhite5,235-19.2%31.9%44.2%0.1%0.4%42.7%
TippingHockleyLevellandWhite22,226-10.1%8.9%46.7%3.6%0.4%41.8%
TippingHowardBig SpringWhite32,295-11.6%6.2%47.6%4.1%0.4%41.4%
2000HudspethSierra BlancaHispanic3,294-9.7%1.0%78.7%0.8%1.0%76.3%
2000Jim HoggHebbronvilleHispanic4,9731.7%-6.6%90.2%0.5%0.4%89.2%
2000Jim WellsAliceHispanic41,119-2.0%6.5%78.5%0.6%0.2%76.8%
2000KarnesKarnes CityBi-Racial: WH-Hsp15,067-7.4%1.0%60.9%10.8%0.3%49.0%
2000KenedySaritaHispanic39413.1%-9.4%75.9%0.0%0.3%75.1%
2000KinneyBrackettvilleHispanic3,320-6.6%2.6%55.2%2.1%0.2%51.4%
2000KlebergKingsvilleHispanic30,390-16.0%1.3%74.9%3.2%0.3%68.0%
2000La SalleCotullaHispanic6,0092.2%2.5%81.0%3.5%0.1%76.9%
2007LambLittlefieldBi-Racial: WH-Hsp13,901-15.8%5.4%54.2%4.7%0.3%48.2%
TippingLive OakGeorge WestWhite11,349-13.4%0.1%44.9%2.7%0.3%41.0%
2007LynnTahokaBi-Racial: WH-Hsp5,882-14.6%-5.5%50.9%3.4%0.8%45.9%
2007MatagordaBay CityBi-Racial: WH-Hsp37,024-9.9%5.8%51.4%11.8%0.4%36.2%
2000MaverickEagle PassHispanic51,6564.7%9.4%96.6%0.2%0.9%95.0%
2007MedinaHondoBi-Racial: WH-Hsp43,8266.3%16.9%51.2%2.4%0.4%47.3%
2007MooreDumasHispanic20,081-12.0%11.6%55.9%0.8%0.4%52.7%
TippingOchiltreePerrytonWhite9,587-11.6%42.1%44.9%0.3%0.7%42.6%
2000ParmerFarwellHispanic9,423-21.5%9.0%59.1%1.5%0.3%56.6%
2000PecosFort StocktonHispanic15,969-14.6%-0.1%69.7%5.0%0.2%63.5%
2000PresidioMarfaHispanic7,5756.0%3.3%84.7%0.6%0.2%83.4%
2000ReaganBig LakeHispanic3,053-17.1%-0.4%57.9%3.6%0.4%53.1%
2000ReevesPecosHispanic11,183-11.9%-15.8%75.3%2.2%0.3%71.8%
2000RefugioRefugioBi-Racial: WH-Hsp7,358-8.8%-3.5%53.8%6.7%0.4%45.7%
TippingSchleicherEldoradoWhite2,811-12.0%5.1%49.7%1.6%0.0%47.6%
TippingScurrySnyderWhite16,011-10.6%13.7%40.3%6.1%0.3%33.1%
2000StarrRio Grande CityHispanic61,83315.0%15.4%97.9%0.2%0.1%97.3%
2000SuttonSonoraHispanic4,303-5.9%15.9%57.7%0.4%0.3%56.5%
2000TerrellSandersonHispanic934-20.2%-7.3%54.6%0.0%2.0%51.7%
2007TerryBrownfieldBi-Racial: WH-Hsp12,189-11.3%2.4%53.4%5.4%0.3%47.0%
TippingTitusMount PleasantWhite29,392-9.8%25.8%48.4%9.6%0.4%36.9%
2007UptonRankinBi-Racial: WH-Hsp3,052-19.4%0.5%51.0%2.1%1.1%47.2%
2000UvaldeUvaldeHispanic26,581-3.8%5.6%69.2%0.7%0.2%67.3%
2000Val VerdeDel RioHispanic48,029-5.3%10.5%80.7%1.2%0.3%77.9%
2007WallerHempsteadTri-Racial35,9336.6%13.4%51.5%26.0%0.3%23.9%
2007WardMonahansBi-Racial: WH-Hsp10,268-14.3%3.3%52.4%5.0%0.6%45.7%
2007WhartonWhartonBi-Racial: WH-Hsp40,897-7.5%7.0%50.5%14.1%0.2%35.3%
2000WillacyRaymondvilleHispanic20,513-5.7%3.2%89.0%2.1%0.1%86.5%
2007WinklerKermitBi-Racial: WH-Hsp6,543-19.6%3.6%52.9%2.3%0.3%49.7%
2007YoakumPlainsHispanic7,447-12.3%16.9%55.2%1.5%0.5%52.8%
2000ZapataZapataHispanic13,605-13.6%16.0%88.7%0.2%0.1%88.0%
2000ZavalaCrystal CityHispanic11,66510.6%-0.3%91.1%0.5%0.1%90.3%
VIRGINIA 
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%% Black 2007%%
Minority 2007Am. Ind. 2007Hispanic 2007
2000Charles CityCharles CityBi-Racial: Wh-Bl7,16625.7%-8.7%56.9%47.2%7.1%0.9%
2000Emporia cityEmporiaBlack5,619-9.6%5.4%62.3%57.6%0.1%3.5%
2000Franklin cityFranklin CityBlack8,9061.7%10.9%56.4%52.7%0.1%1.6%
2000GreensvilleEmporiaBlack11,9121.2%4.2%62.1%59.9%0.1%1.4%
2000SussexSussexBlack12,2221.8%-4.5%62.2%59.4%0.2%1.6%
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