78 US Counties Flipped From Majority White Between 2000 And 2013

April 14, 2015 3:11 p.m.

Between 2000 and 2013, 78 counties in the U.S. flipped from having a majority white population to having a majority minority population, according to a Pew Research analysis of Census Bureau data published last week.

The counties with white populations below 50 percent are concentrated in California, the East Coast, and the South, according to Pew.

(Graphic via Pew Research)

According to Pew, two additional counties, in Texas and Michigan, may soon have a majority minority population since the population there now are 50 percent white.

And only two counties shifted from minority white to majority white populations between 2000 and 2013, according to Pew.

According to the Pew analysis, 14 counties that flipped to a minority majority in 2013 had a white population around 60 percent in 2000. And of these five counties that saw the steep drops in white population, four of them were in Georgia.

Pictured: Gov. Jerry Brown of California, one of several states with counties that saw a decrease in white population since 2000.

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