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Continued: 'Immigrant suburbs' emerge in latest census sweep

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 17, 2013 - 9:58 PM

At the same time, though, a new Metropolitan Council analysis shows that Twin Cities rates of poverty differ greatly by race and ethnicity.

While the rate for whites is just 6.4 percent in 2012, the council says, Asians came in at 15.6 percent, American Indians 21.2 percent, Hispanics 25.7 percent, and blacks 36.6 percent.

The new census mapping program, to begin with at least, covers just a sprinkling of topics, including income, seniors, education and basic population counts. It does not directly address race or ethnicity, though it hints at them indirectly through immigrant numbers.

“In Minnesota, the two numbers are not that dissimilar,” Craig said. “If you look at California, it doesn’t work as well, because so many Asians and others are so long-established.”

 

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