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Colorado continues to become more ethnically and

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Unformatted text preview: nically and 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 fast...
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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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