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

Ellar Coltrane Speaks Of Growing Up On Screen In 'Boyhood'

Film director Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood, was shot over 12 years. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who's spent over a decade shooting the movie.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
NPR

What Can $100 Million Buy You — Besides An Election In Kentucky?

Campaign spending on the Kentucky Senate race could reach $100 million. So what can that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.
NPR

Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.

Leave a Comment

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