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unties 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.

A message from the Rural Assembly

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.

A message from the Rural Assembly

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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%