The West: Minority-Majority Rural and Exurban Counties

This is the Yonder's list of all rural and exurban counties in the West 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 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.

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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.

ARIZONA          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000ApacheSt. JohnsAmerican Indian69,98014.6%-2.2%79.7%1.0%72.3%5.1%
2000NavajoHolbrookBi-Racial: Wh-AI111,27316.2%12.6%56.8%1.1%45.0%9.2%
2000Santa CruzNogalesHispanic42,84514.2%11.1%81.6%0.3%0.3%80.2%
CALIFORNIA          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000ColusaColusaHispanic21,3020.6%25.2%57.0%1.1%1.7%50.6%
TippingGlennWillowsWhite28,111-1.9%20.4%41.6%0.6%1.8%34.7%
2000MaderaMaderaHispanic146,5132.8%33.7%59.0%3.9%1.3%50.2%
COLORADO          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000AlamosaAlamosaWhite15,313-3.7%9.5%48.7%1.1%1.5%43.6%
2000ConejosConejosHispanic8,0742.6%-8.1%57.7%0.1%0.8%56.0%
2000CostillaSan LuisHispanic3,3093.1%-14.8%67.2%0.7%1.3%62.7%
TippingLakeLeadvilleWhite7,913-9.0%17.9%44.5%0.2%0.7%41.8%
IDAHO          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
TippingClarkDuboisWhite906-19.9%3.8%42.3%0.2%1.1%40.0%
MONTANA          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000Big HornHardinAmerican Indian12,798-6.8%5.3%67.4%0.5%59.1%4.4%
2007BlaineChinookBi-Racial: Wh-AI6,550-11.8%-0.7%50.5%0.2%46.8%1.3%
2000GlacierCut BankAmerican Indian13,382-7.2%5.5%67.4%0.8%60.4%3.1%
2000RooseveltWolf PointAmerican Indian10,148-14.9%2.8%63.4%0.2%58.4%1.9%
NEW MEXICO          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007ChavesRoswellBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp62,595-8.0%13.0%52.8%2.0%0.7%48.4%
2000CibolaGrantsTri-Racial27,2612.8%7.7%75.9%1.4%39.4%33.5%
2007ColfaxRatonBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp13,216-8.3%-5.4%50.4%0.4%0.9%47.8%
2000CurryClovisWhite45,328-12.1%19.0%48.5%7.4%0.8%35.3%
2000EddyCarlsbadWhite51,002-7.5%7.4%45.7%1.6%0.9%41.7%
2000GrantSilver CityBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp29,699-5.1%-3.3%51.5%0.8%1.0%48.1%
2000GuadalupeSanta RosaHispanic4,4479.9%-7.8%81.5%1.5%1.0%77.8%
2000HidalgoLordsburgHispanic4,945-21.5%-13.0%59.6%0.3%0.3%58.2%
2007LeaLovingtonBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp58,043-9.8%21.5%53.2%4.4%0.7%46.6%
2000LunaDemingHispanic26,9961.5%12.2%62.5%1.0%0.7%59.7%
2000McKinleyGallupAmerican Indian70,059-5.3%-6.5%87.6%0.9%71.9%13.0%
2000MoraMoraHispanic5,0699.9%-4.6%80.8%0.1%0.9%79.5%
2000Rio ArribaTierra AmarillaHispanic40,827-1.7%-0.7%86.1%0.3%13.0%72.0%
TippingRooseveltPortalesWhite19,142-1.7%19.7%41.8%2.2%1.1%36.6%
2000San JuanAztecBi-Racial: Wh-AI122,4272.3%12.2%55.5%0.9%35.4%17.4%
2000San MiguelLas VegasHispanic28,655-3.6%-5.2%80.5%0.8%1.2%77.0%
2000SocorroSocorroBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp18,118-0.6%0.7%62.1%0.6%11.2%46.6%
2000TaosTaosHispanic31,60813.6%1.1%62.7%0.5%6.0%54.8%
TippingTorranceEstanciaWhite16,598-4.0%1.2%43.3%1.9%1.9%37.6%
UTAH          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000San JuanMonticelloAmerican Indian14,4840.7%0.3%60.2%0.9%52.7%4.4%
WASHINGTON          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007AdamsRitzvilleHispanic16,982-10.9%18.4%55.7%0.1%0.3%53.5%

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