Montgomery County Is Much More Diverse than Rest of U.S.

Montgomery County Is Much More Diverse than Rest of U.S.

A New York Times calculator shows how long it will take for U.S. to 'catch up'

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Rockville placed flags from 193 countries around its downtown this spring, a move meant to celebrate diversity that has since garnered some controversy.

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How different demographically is Montgomery County from the rest of the country?

According to a calculator on The New York Times website, the U.S. won’t be as diverse as Montgomery County is today for another 30-plus years.

The country currently is about 61 percent white, 12 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic and 8 percent other races and ethnicities. By contrast, Montgomery County, which became majority minority around 2010, is currently 45 percent white, 18 percent black, 19 percent Hispanic and 18 percent other races and ethnicities.

According to the Times, the country will be closest to the demographic make-up of present-day Montgomery County in 2049 when its population is expected to be 48 percent white, 13 percent black, 26 percent Hispanic and 13 percent other.

The U.S. will resemble present-day Prince George’s County in 2060 and Fairfax County, Virginia, in 2019, the Times calculator showed.

Two other nearby counties, Howard County and Arlington County, Virginia, were most like the rest of the country in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

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