Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The times, they are a changing

I calculated how demographically similar each U.S. metropolitan area is to the U.S. overall, based on age, educational attainment, and race and ethnicity.  The index equals 100 if a metro’s demographic mix were identical to that of the U.S. overall.
Philadelphia is 9th.  Lancaster Pa is the 2nd most like the 50's America "when the country was much whiter, younger and less-educated than today." 

And lest we forget, "in 2014 there were more than 20 million children under 5 years old living in the U.S., and 50.2 percent of them were minorities."

1 comment:

  1. Given what colleges and universities are turning out these days, I doubt if the citizens of Lancaster are any less educated, though they may be — luckily for them — less schooled.