Sunday, March 27, 2011

Union County Area 2010
Census: Union County Area's White Population Continues to Drop 

With the exception of Garwood and some other Central Union County towns whites continue to leave the area in droves, and Hispanics and Asians are rapidly taking their place, according to 2010 Cenus figures. Union County is now 45% white, representing a 14% drop in population since 2000, data shows. 

Union County Area 2000
The map above shows the dominant racial group by color in 2010, the map to the right shows the dominant group in 2000. Green = whites, Blue = blacks, Red = Asians, and Yellow = Hispanics, according to the interactive maps available on the NY Times Website.

Between the 2000 and 2010 census Whites were a lower percentage of the total population in Roselle, Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Rahway, Linden, Springfield, Kenilworth, Scotch Plains, and Union. Whites also were replaced by Asians in nearby areas like Woodbridge and Edison, and Hispanics in Carteret, Rahway and North Plainfield, data reveals.  

Meanwhile, Garwood, Westfield, Cranford, and Clark maintained their White populations for the most part, according to official Census figures. 

Blacks continued to move areas like Scotch Plains and South Plainfield, data shows.

Whites: 45%, (-14%)
Hispanics: 27%, (+42%)
Blacks: 21%, (+6%)
Asians: 5%, (+24%)
Multiracial: 1% (-21%)

COMPARISON: 2000-2010

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