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May 11, 2010

Social changes since 2000, especially the increase in racial and ethnic minorities, are altering regional stereotypes and changing the traditional portrait of the nation.

The US is starting to see a major population shift as the suburbs are now more likely to be the home of minorities, the poor and the boomer-generation, as the young white educated populations move from the ‘burbs to urban centres for jobs and shorter commute times.

This information comes from the
Brookings Institution, which completed an analysis of 2000-2008 census data, and comments on the demographic “tipping points” of the past decade, and potential problem areas in the 100 largest metro areas (2/3 of the US population) for the near future.
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