Minorities Fuel Region's Growth | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Minorities Fuel Region's Growth

Play associated audio

New census data shows that an explosive increase in Northern Virginia's Latino and Asian populations has fueled the region's growth over the last decade.

Northern Virginia's population grew at a 24 percent rate over the last decade, while the statewide population growth was just 13 percent.

Non-Hispanic whites represented 66 percent of the region's population in 2000. That dropped to 57 percent in 2010.

In Prince William, the state's second-most populous county, non-Hispanic whites now constitute less than half the county's population.

Arlington County bucked the trend. The Hispanic population there fell by 11 percent. A county official speculates that the county's high cost of housing forced many Hispanics to the outer suburbs.

NPR

Book Review: 'Once In The West'

Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman's new collection of poems, "Once in the West."
NPR

'How To Cook Everything Fast'? Bittman Says Skip The Prep

Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, "How to Cook Everything Fast," which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook.
WAMU 88.5

New D.C. Bill Would Require Uber To Provide Liability Insurance Coverage

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh is proposing legislation to end the regulatory vacuum critics say has placed Uber users at risk.
NPR

EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.