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Troy More Diverse than Most Surrounding Communities, New Maps Show

New maps from the The National Journal illustrate a demographic shift in Troy's population between 2000 and 2010.

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.

Allen Kneale September 17, 2012 at 06:34 PM
You know, I had friends who actually moved out of Troy about maybe seven years ago because it was too "diverse." It was a sad comment. Ironically, one of them grew up in Troy and his dad was the band director at Troy Athens..... I guess it takes all kinds. Anyway, we lost touch. Can't say I miss the relationship.
Mike Milner September 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM
You realise that for a city to become more diverse that others had to leave. I remember when Southfield started to become more diverse in the early 70's that there was a group that was going to make certain that no one left because of the diversity. The leader (and I hope she is reading this) left within two years. She moved to first WB, then to Livingston County.

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