Tuesday, March 07, 2006

more fun with data

yay! more data...this time my very favorite kind - demographics.

the brooking institution just released findings in a study it conducted on immigrant populations based on the latest US census. while the study looks at trends in metropolitan growth, population diversity and residential changes, this short article from our local cbs affiliate's web site breaks down the numbers for LA:

Los Angeles led all metropolitan areas in population gains by Latinos, Asians and blacks -- increases attributed to higher birth rates among immigrants, the Daily News reported. The Riverside-San Bernardino area ranked second.

In addition, 30 percent of Latinos nationwide live in Los Angeles and New York, the study said, according to the newspaper. And metropolitan Los Angeles, which includes Long Beach and Santa Ana, has 5.6 million Latinos, about 43 percent of its total population.


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