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Census shows minority population growing in Mountain View

In the past decade Mountain View's population has grown by 3,358 -- roughly 4.5 percent -- according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week.

The numbers, made public on March 8, show that 74,066 people live in Mountain View, up from 70,708 in 2000.

In that time several of Mountain View's demographic populations have grown while the number of whites living in the city has decreased.

In 2000 the census counted a white population of 45,090, a number that dropped to 41,468 in 2010.

Over the same period, the city's Asian population grew from 14,613 to 19,232, and the total number of Hispanic and Latino residents increased from 12,911 to 16,071.

Asians now account for 26 percent of the Mountain View's poluation, Hispanics and Latinos for 21.7 percent, and whites make up 56 percent.

The number of black and African American residents in Mountain View decreased from 1,789 in 2000 to 1,629 in 2010.

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Posted by Thom
a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Ah yes the freedom to walk and live in plain sight as a criminal without worry of law enforcement approaching nor caring must be a comforting feeling.


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Posted by A. Reader
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm

"The number of black and African American residents..."

It reads like "black" and "African American" are 2 different categories/groups.


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Posted by Doctor Killjoy
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm

"Census shows minority population growing in Mountain View"

Gee...D'ya *think*?


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Posted by greycat
a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I flagged you, Thom. Thanks for flaunting your bigotry on a public forum. That must be "comforting", too.


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Posted by pete
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 10, 2011 at 7:33 am

How is speaking out against illegal immigration bigotry? That's quite a leap that must be "comforting" too.


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Posted by Bill of Rights
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

Tom- the freedom to walk and live in plain sight as an INNOCENT person without worry of law enforcement approaching without just cause must be a comforting feeling. The protections against the abuse from law enforcement protect us all.


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Posted by huh?
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:53 am

what's the difference between black and African American?


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Posted by Ollie
a resident of Willowgate
on Mar 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I think African American refers to the many white South Africans living in Mountain View.

The census is so racist to begin with.


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Posted by O.C.
a resident of another community
on Mar 15, 2011 at 2:06 am

It's not surprising. The asians are buying up the country and the latinos are over running it.


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