Sadly, Colorado Springs' diversity grows across city

Article subtitle: 
Hispanic population rapidly expanding
Article CAIRCO note: 
We can not endlessly grow America's population within the finite borders of our country
Article date: 
August 31, 2021
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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Most of Colorado Springs became more diverse over the last 10 years, data from the 2020 U.S. Census show, as the Hispanic population grew rapidly throughout most of the community and more Black residents moved into the growing northeastern and eastern sections of the city.

The city's growing diversity was in step with national trends that show the country is seeing rapid growth among minority populations, according to the fresh numbers from the decennial count. 

In El Paso County, the Hispanic population grew by 36,319 residents, or 38%, over 10 years and saw the greatest number of new people of any racial or ethnic group locally....

Increasing diversity is driven in part by birth trends. The overall birth rate is falling, while at the same time, new moms are more likely to be Hispanic or people of color...

Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” 

- Kenneth E. Boulding