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Minorities Have Dominated Millennial Urban Growth

“Despite the impression that young white people have reshaped cities’ demographics, research shows that non-white Millennials account for the greater part of that growth. . . .

“Looking at the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, Frey reports that ‘Thirty of these areas are ‘minority white,’ including Miami at 25 percent white and Houston at 32 percent. Several California areas (Los Angeles, Riverside, San Jose, Stockton, Fresno, and Bakersfield) are less than one-third white. Other notable metropolitan areas where whites constitute a minority of millennials are New York City, Atlanta, and Chicago.’

“‘Of the 99 metropolitan areas in which young adult populations grew between 2010-2015 (Birmingham, Ala. took a loss), minorities contributed to more than three quarters of that growth in 51 of them and more than half of the growth in all but 11 of those areas.'”

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