Comparing Demographics in America’s Biggest Cities

Posted on November 13, 2012


America is changing.  We are quickly becoming a very diverse nation, and most of these changes are occurring in our big cities.  MarketMAPS looks at the demographic makeup of some of America’s biggest metropolitan areas


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Seattle, Washington

Between 2000 and 2010, Seattle’s population grew about 11 percent, to 3.4 million people.  For those areas that were composed of a mostly-white population in 2000—Kirkland, Issaquah, and Sammarnish—diversity has greatly increased.  The rise in Asian, Latino and African-American populations have turned places like Tukwila into majority-minority communities.

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Dallas, Texas

Dallas saw a large change in demographics over the last decade.  Dallas has always been a metro area known for its diversity, but many cities such as DeSoto, Lancaster, and Irving, now have minority populations that are as much as 60% of the general population.


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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

From 2000 to 2010, diverse suburbs in Oklahoma City grew to 32 percent from 12 percent.  Warr Acres and Bethany cities experienced some of the highest increases in the growth of non-whites. For example, 23 percent of the population in Warr Acres was non-white in 2000; by 2010, the percentage was 39 percent, a 16-point increase.


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St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis hit its peak population back in 1950, with over 800,000 people.  Today, St Louis is home to about 300,000 people, with the African-American population being the largest in the city’s center—over 49% of the general population.


Knowing the demographic makeup of a region is vital to any target marketing strategy.  To truly understand your customers, you have to know as much as you can about them.  If you are targeting a market, MarketMAPS can help you find the information you are looking for.  We provide the highest quality demographic maps and databasesView demographics such as race, age, income, and household size for any area across the US. 


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