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SLIDESHOW: The 5 ‘Majority-Minority’ States

The 5 “Majority-Minority” States
The 5 “Majority-Minority” States

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are now five U.S. states (or equivalents) that are “majority-minority.” Find out which they are.

 

HAWAII
HAWAII

The most recent addition to the United States (in 1959), the Aloha State has a 77.2 percent minority population. It is also our nation’s only majority-Asian state, with a 56.9 percent resident Asian population.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C.

The District of Columbia has a 64.5 percent minority population. D.C. also has the highest percentage of Black residents in the nation at 51.6%.

 

CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA

The Golden State has a 60.6 percent minority population and is home to the largest populations of Hispanics, Asians and non-Hispanic whites.

 

NEW MEXICO
NEW MEXICO

The Land of Enchantment has a minority population of 60.2 percent. New Mexico is also the state with the highest percentage of Hispanics, at 47.0 percent.

 

TEXAS
TEXAS

The Lone Star State has a 55.5 percent minority population. Maverick County had the largest share of its population in minority groups (96.8 percent) of any county in the country, followed by Webb County (96.4 percent) and Starr County (96.1 percent), both also in Texas.

 

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