WASHINGTON DC (CBS4) – To paraphrase the Greek philosopher Heraclitus “The only constant is change” and that is never more true than in Broward County were the U.S. Census Bureau has noted a change in the make up of the population over the last decade.
Since the 200 Census, there has been a substantial shift in the numbers of blacks and Hispanics who call the county home, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
In 2000, Hispanics accounted for 17 percent of the population; that figure has now jumped to 23 percent. The African-American population has increased from 21 to 24 percent.
The survey shows the increases are partly from an increase in the county’s immigrant population; Broward’s increased (from 25 to 30 percent) while at the same time Miami-Dade showed a decrease. The numbers also showed that the number of people who speak a language other than English at home rose to 35 percent.
Over the next two decades, experts say Broward is likely to become a majority-minority community with 35 percent of the population being of Hispanic descent, 30 percent African-American and 27 percent white, non-Hispanic.
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