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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 West. If you would like to see counties in the South, go here. Counties in the Midwest 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.

ARIZONA          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000Apache St. JohnsAmerican Indian 69,98014.6%-2.2%79.7%1.0%72.3%5.1%
2000Navajo HolbrookBi-Racial: Wh-AI111,27316.2%12.6%56.8%1.1%45.0%9.2%
2000Santa Cruz NogalesHispanic 42,84514.2%11.1%81.6%0.3%0.3%80.2%
CALIFORNIA          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000Colusa ColusaHispanic 21,3020.6%25.2%57.0%1.1%1.7%50.6%
TippingGlenn WillowsWhite 28,111-1.9%20.4%41.6%0.6%1.8%34.7%
2000Madera MaderaHispanic 146,5132.8%33.7%59.0%3.9%1.3%50.2%
COLORADO          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000Alamosa AlamosaWhite 15,313-3.7%9.5%48.7%1.1%1.5%43.6%
2000Conejos ConejosHispanic 8,0742.6%-8.1%57.7%0.1%0.8%56.0%
2000Costilla San LuisHispanic 3,3093.1%-14.8%67.2%0.7%1.3%62.7%
TippingLake LeadvilleWhite 7,913-9.0%17.9%44.5%0.2%0.7%41.8%
IDAHO          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
TippingClark DuboisWhite 906-19.9%3.8%42.3%0.2%1.1%40.0%
MONTANA          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000Big Horn HardinAmerican Indian 12,798-6.8%5.3%67.4%0.5%59.1%4.4%
2007Blaine ChinookBi-Racial: Wh-AI6,550-11.8%-0.7%50.5%0.2%46.8%1.3%
2000Glacier Cut BankAmerican Indian 13,382-7.2%5.5%67.4%0.8%60.4%3.1%
2000Roosevelt Wolf PointAmerican Indian 10,148-14.9%2.8%63.4%0.2%58.4%1.9%
NEW MEXICO          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007Chaves RoswellBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp62,595-8.0%13.0%52.8%2.0%0.7%48.4%
2000Cibola GrantsTri-Racial27,2612.8%7.7%75.9%1.4%39.4%33.5%
2007Colfax RatonBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp13,216-8.3%-5.4%50.4%0.4%0.9%47.8%
2000Curry ClovisWhite 45,328-12.1%19.0%48.5%7.4%0.8%35.3%
2000Eddy CarlsbadWhite 51,002-7.5%7.4%45.7%1.6%0.9%41.7%
2000Grant Silver CityBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp29,699-5.1%-3.3%51.5%0.8%1.0%48.1%
2000Guadalupe Santa RosaHispanic 4,4479.9%-7.8%81.5%1.5%1.0%77.8%
2000Hidalgo LordsburgHispanic 4,945-21.5%-13.0%59.6%0.3%0.3%58.2%
2007Lea LovingtonBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp58,043-9.8%21.5%53.2%4.4%0.7%46.6%
2000Luna DemingHispanic 26,9961.5%12.2%62.5%1.0%0.7%59.7%
2000McKinley GallupAmerican Indian 70,059-5.3%-6.5%87.6%0.9%71.9%13.0%
2000Mora MoraHispanic 5,0699.9%-4.6%80.8%0.1%0.9%79.5%
2000Rio Arriba Tierra AmarillaHispanic 40,827-1.7%-0.7%86.1%0.3%13.0%72.0%
TippingRoosevelt PortalesWhite 19,142-1.7%19.7%41.8%2.2%1.1%36.6%
2000San Juan AztecBi-Racial: Wh-AI122,4272.3%12.2%55.5%0.9%35.4%17.4%
2000San Miguel Las VegasHispanic 28,655-3.6%-5.2%80.5%0.8%1.2%77.0%
2000Socorro SocorroBi-Racial: Wh-Hsp18,118-0.6%0.7%62.1%0.6%11.2%46.6%
2000Taos TaosHispanic 31,60813.6%1.1%62.7%0.5%6.0%54.8%
TippingTorrance EstanciaWhite 16,598-4.0%1.2%43.3%1.9%1.9%37.6%
UTAH          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2000San Juan MonticelloAmerican Indian 14,4840.7%0.3%60.2%0.9%52.7%4.4%
WASHINGTON          
Minority Majority StatusCountyCounty Seat Majority RacePopulation 2007% Change White 2000-07% Change Minority 2000-07%
Minority 2007
% Black 2007%
Am. Ind. 2007
%
Hispanic 2007
2007Adams RitzvilleHispanic 16,982-10.9%18.4%55.7%0.1%0.3%53.5%