Thursday, August 14, 2008

diversity, coming to a Utah near you

Interesting demographic projections:
[A] third of the state's growth since 2000 has come from minorities, according to Utah Population Estimates Committee data.
Utah is expected to be 20 percent minority by 2010 when the nation will be 36 percent minority, according to figures provided by University of Utah demographer Pam Perlich. Salt Lake County is expected to be 30 percent minority by 2010.
Two-thirds of Utah's minorities are Latinos, a group whose numbers swelled by 105,000 to reach 306,500 between 2000 and 2007, according to a Census Bureau report released last week.
Soon, being the anti-immigrant candidate is not going to be politicially tenable.

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