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Pulaski County’s complexion is changing as diversity grows

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According to the 2010 Census minorities are becoming the majority in Little Rock. The white population fell into the minority for the first time in history.  The changing face of America is taking place right here in Little Rock, from the traditional divide of black and white to the mixed races we’ve come to know as ‘other’.  In Little Rock whites make up about 48.9%, that’s down 6% while blacks account for 42.3%. The Hispanic population grew 267%. The rest is what is called a racial mix.  The trend was the same for Pulaski County so it was not just a trend in Little Rock.

Total Pulaski County population increased 5.9% from 361,474 in 2000 to 382,748 in 2010.

2010:     Whites – 94,665     Blacks – 81,889     Hispanic – 13,076

2000:     Whites – 100,848     Blacks – 74,003     Hispanic – 4,889

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By Katherina-Marie Yancy

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By: on February 15th, 2011 Category: Uncategorized