More than 92 percent of U.S. counties have registered a population increase in people of color since 2010, according to a Social Explorer analysis of newly released 2015-19 American Community Survey data. Led by Kenedy County, Texas, at least 45 counties reported a double-digit increase in the number of people of color over the decade.
The increases were driven largely by an additional 10.3 million Hispanics added over the last 10 years. In Kenedy, for example, 387 Hispanics moved into the sparsely populated south Texas county of 568 people while 60 white people left. The moves shifted the percentage of people of color from 62.7 percent to 94.7 percent over the decade. Check out the change in the racial composition of U.S. counties over the decade with Social Explorer’s easy-to-use, customizable mapping tools.
Change in Hispanic or Latino Population, 2010-19. Click here to explore further.