WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The U.S. Census estimates four counties in
Kansas have reached "minority-majority" status.
Figures released earlier this month show that between 2007 and
2008, Finney County joined the counties of Seward, Ford and
Wyandotte where non-Hispanic whites were minorities. Grant and
Hamilton counties are expected to join them in 2021 if current
population growth patterns continue.
The estimates were based on births, deaths and migration figures
from the Internal Revenue Service and Medicare.
Geary County was the state's fastest-growing county from 2007 to
2008, largely because of an increase in troops based at Fort Riley.
Overall, the Census Bureau estimates 47 Kansas counties saw
population increases during that period, while 58 saw their