Quick quiz: Of the most populous counties in Georgia – Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Clayton – which one is still majority white; that is, white people represent more than 50 percent or more of the total population?
If you said anything but Cobb County, try again.
Gwinnett reached its “tipping point” 10 years ago and now is 39 percent white. Cobb is expected to become “majority minority” in just a few years, and the state of Georgia as a whole is expected to reach that milestone in 2033.
» READ: The new face of Cobb County
This is according to Woods & Poole Economics Inc., a Washington D.C., firm that specializes in economic and demographic data on counties. The AJC compiled this information as part of its new RE: Race coverage. Coming later today: an interactive graphic that enables you to track actual or projected demographic breakdowns of every Georgia county from 1990 through 2050.
Read the inaugural story – about the extraordinary demographic evolution of Cobb – of our RE: Race project, and tell us how you have experienced race and ethnicity.
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