scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 594
Racial Diversity Grows in Suburbs WASHINGTON AP - Americas suburbs have become more racially and ethnically diverse as minorities follow well-worn paths out of the big cities for jobs schools and affordable housing In 2000 one out of four suburban residents was a minority up from about one in five 10 years earlier Altogether 1406 million people or about half of the nations population lived in the suburbs in 2000 Suburban population was up about 22 percent from 1990 The increasing minority population reflected in those and other Census Bureau figures released recently is the result of decades-long change in the portrait of suburbia which blossomed in the 1960s mainly because whites left central cities For many its a welcome change A lot of young professionals dont want to raise their kids in a lily-white neighborhood They want to live in a diverse community said Lanny Lutz of Oak Park Ill a Chicago suburb where officials promote diversity to attract new residents and businesses At the same time the change has introduced challenges once thought the province of big cities including segregation and educating an influx of school-age kids who speak little or no English Though non-Hispanic whites made up a smaller share of the suburban population both whites and minorities became more suburbanized the last 20 years demographer William Frey said in a report released Monday for the Brookings Institution a liberal think tank Among minority groups - including anyone who is not a non-Hispanic white - Asians were most likely to live in suburbia In 2000 54 percent of Asians living in metropolitan areas resided outside the central city Thats up from 48 percent in 1980 Other findings -38 percent of blacks living in metro areas were in the suburbs in 2000 compared with 27 percent in 1980 -49 percent of metro-area Hispanics were in the suburbs in 2000 up from 40 percent two decades earlier -71 percent of non-Hispanic whites called the
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA