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City Has Gotten More Diverse: White Population is Down, Other Races Up

2010 Census shows sharp increase in minority residents

Strongsville has become a more diverse community over the last decade, with races other than white making up a bigger portion of the population.

Newly released U.S. Census figures show that that minorities account for all of the increase in population the city saw between 2000 and 2010.

The number of white residents has actually decreased in the last 10 years, meaning people of other races account for the entire population increase -- 892 people -- and then some.

The figures show the city's hispanic and Latino population jumped 64 percent over the decade, from 557 to 912; the number of black or African American residents went up 53 percent (from 551 to 845); and the Asian population increased 30 percent (from 1,406 to 1,833)

The number of people who listed their race as white dropped from 41,304 in 2000 to 41,185 in 2010. The overall population of Strongsville went up by 892 people -- from 43,858 to 44,750 -- for a gain of about 2 percent.

White people still make up about 92 percent of the city's population, followed by Asian (4.1 percent), hispanic or Latino (2 percent), black or African American (1.9 percent) and people who list themselves as being two or more races (1.4 percent).

Other races included on the census are American Indian or Alaska native (42 people) and native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (14 people). Other races not mentioned account for 190 residents.

That same trend is reflected statewide. In Ohio, the white population decreased 1.1 percent in the last decade, while the hispanic population went up 48 percent; Asian, 45 percent; black, 8 percent; and two or more races, 51 percent.

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