Troy is now more ethnically diverse than most of its immediate neighbors, according to a new series of interactive maps for 12 metropolitan areas created by The National Journal. The maps are based on data from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity.
The Detroit-area map, which allows the user to zoom in on a particular community and switch between the years 2000 and 2010, shows Troy has shifted from "Predominantly white (>80% white)" in 2000 to "Diverse (20 to 60% non-white)" in 2010.
According to the report, the percent of predominantly white suburbs shrunk "from 65 percent of the metro area population in 2000 to just 49 percent in 2010." In Troy, the percentage of non-white residents increased from 18 percent in 2000 to 27 percent in 2010.
To view the interactive maps, visit www.nationaljournal.com.