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racially diverse. Colorado’s Hispanic population
(largest minority group) increased by more than
300,000, or 41%, during the decade compared to
the total population, which grew by 17%. Blacks
or African Americans rose 19%; Asians, 45%; and
White non-Hispanic, 9.9%. This greater diversity
occurred throughout the state, not just in the metro
areas. The largest increases in the minority population were in Arapahoe, Adams, and El Paso counties. However, large increases were also seen in the 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Eastern Plains counties of Yuma, Kit Carson, and
Morgan, and the Western Slope counties of Routt,
Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Eagle, and Mesa.
The population under 18 grew at a slower rate
(11%) than those over 18 (18%). This is primarily
due to the aging baby boomers, who are currently
45-65. Of Colorado’s 64 counties, 39 recorded
declines in their population under 18, most
notably Jefferson County (-14,396) and Boulder
County (-4,083). The population under 18 grew
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.
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