Minority Population on the Rise
From 2000 to 2015, the total minority school-age population is projected to increase in all but two states, Arkansas and Mississippi, with the greatest gains coming in Wyoming, Rhode Island, and Alaska. Even so, the minority population is expected to remain concentrated in the same states it is today.
NOTE: "Minorities" include Hispanics, black non-Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Islander non-Hispanics, and American Indian non-Hispanics.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, series A population projections by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin for 1995 to 2025.
Vol. 20, Issue 4, Page 35Published in Print: September 27, 2000, as Minority Population on the Rise