November 25, 2001

The New Demographics of Housing

George S. Masnick

W01-11: During the 1990s, minorities have played an increasing role in population growth throughout the United States. Fueled by international migration and by high natural increase as an outcome of their young age structures, Asians and Hispanics have joined with African Americans to increasingly determine population and household growth at almost every level of geography. Broad regions, whole states, central cities of the nation’s metropolitan areas, and a growing number of suburbs now all depend on minorities to sustain school enrollments, employment bases, downtown commerce, and housing markets. In addition to racial and ethnic turnover, households have been changing compositionally because of the general aging of the population and because of the increase in the number of unmarried adults…

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