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The counties below are either currently minority-majority or will soon tip to be minority-majority. They are grouped by state. These counties are in the Midwest. If you would like to see counties in the West, go here. Counties in the South are here. All of the data below come from U.S. Census Bureau estimates from 2007.

The chart shows three categories of “minority majority status.” “2000” counties are those that were majority-minority at the time of the 2000 Census. “2007” designates counties that became majority-minority between 2000 and 2007. “Tipping” counties are those that are at least 40 percent minority and where the minority population grew by at least 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2007.

KANSAS                    
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007Ford Dodge CityBi-Racial: WH-Hsp33,340-15.1%26.8%52.5%1.3%0.5%48.0%
TippingGrant UlyssesWhite 7,497-12.1%6.8%40.8%0.2%0.7%39.1%
2000Seward LiberalHispanic 23,109-16.1%21.1%59.5%3.2%0.6%51.8%
NORTH DAKOTA          
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007Benson MinnewaukanAmerican Indian 6,971-9.8%10.3%54.2%0.2%51.3%1.6%
2000Rolette RollaAmerican Indian 13,665-2.9%0.9%75.7%0.9%70.3%1.9%
2000Sioux Fort YatesAmerican Indian 4,22325.8%0.8%82.7%0.3%78.9%2.2%
NEBRASKA          
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000Thurston PenderBi-Racial: Wh-AI7,208-6.8%6.7%57.8%1.5%49.3%5.1%
SOUTH DAKOTA          
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000Bennett MartinAmerican Indian 3,441-12.6%2.4%63.0%0.3%54.5%2.4%
2000Buffalo GannvalleyAmerican Indian 2,11116.6%1.4%81.7%0.1%78.0%1.7%
2000Corson McIntoshAmerican Indian 4,205-14.7%9.6%68.5%0.2%63.6%2.4%
2000Dewey Timber LakeAmerican Indian 6,005-3.8%1.9%76.9%0.2%72.5%2.3%
2007Jackson KadokaAmerican Indian 2,792-10.4%1.0%53.0%0.0%50.3%0.5%
2000Mellette White RiverAmerican Indian 2,019-6.5%-0.3%57.1%0.0%51.9%1.9%
2000Shannon Hot SpringsAmerican Indian 13,58956.8%6.8%93.6%1.7%84.2%4.7%
2000Todd WinnerAmerican Indian 10,15725.9%10.3%85.9%0.9%79.7%3.0%
2000Ziebach DupreeAmerican Indian 2,6431.8%6.1%74.3%0.0%71.1%1.2%
WISCONSIN          
Minority Majority Status County Seat ority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000Menominee KeshenaAmerican Indian 4,6167.4%0.4%87.7%1.6%78.7%5.4%