Originally Posted by PremierAtlanta
If it had, the writer would have been sloppy in reporting. Fulton was 48.1% White, 44.6% Black, 5.9% Hispanic, 3.0% Asian in 2000. If Fulton saw an increase in it's white population then technically wouldn't that mean it's becoming less diverse or as diverse as it was in 2000? Of course, this is depending on the numbers when they are released tomorrow.
With that said, there would be no need to mention that it is becoming more diverse. I would suspect that is the same reason they did not do it with Cherokee, Henry, Paulding and Forsyth as well.
I meant the city of Atlanta, I mispoke when I said Fulton County.
They didn't mention Cherokee, Henry, etc, because they were only talking about the five largest counties in the metro. Regardless, they still didn't say anything about Fulton in the article, which is bizarre. They mentioned the white population falling in the other counties, why not mention it's growing in Fulton?
Still, looking at the numbers, I was right that Fulton's white population is growing, but it turns out the black population grew even faster, so it did indeed become a more diverse county. The census tracts haven't been released yet, but I would guess there has also been a strong "mixing" within Fulton county, with more whites/asians/latinos moving into areas that were previously dominated by blacks, and more blacks/asians/latinos moving in to areas that were previously dominated by whites.
Fulton's 2010 data:
920,581 (12.8% growth since 2000)
44.5% white (409,658)
44.1% black (405,876)
5.6% asian (51,552)
(7.9% hispanic, which is included in the other categories)
and from census 2000:
48.1% white (392,598)
44.6% black (363,356)
3.0% asian (24,823)
So it appears that Fulton was the only one of the five major counties to gain white people. However, it gained more black people than white people, and also gained more asians and hispanic/latinos.