NY Suburbs Lead in Minority Population Growth

June 13, 2013. A Journal-News analysis of new Census data showed that Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam all saw a significant growth in the non-white share of the population, “some of the largest ethnic shifts in the Northeast.”

“The whole country is diversifying,” said David Kallick of the Manhattan-based Immigration Research Initiative. “The white population is growing older, and the younger population is much more multicultural and multi-ethnic than the older generation. That’s our future, ready or not.”

Growth among Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians is pushing minority populations higher in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties and other nearby suburbs.