The white population has declined in more than half of US counties, marking a dramatic shift in America's human landscape, reports USA Today. The data from the 2007 census, released today, reveals a continuing trend of immigration and growth within minority populations, coupled with slow or no growth among many white communities.
Two decades ago, the areas where minorities made up the majority of the population were confined mostly to border regions and big cities. Now, demographics are changing all over the map, with cities like Las Vegas and Denver poised to soon lose their white majorities. Among large counties, San Francisco lost the largest number of white residents, which dipped 17%.