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Census Bureau Releases New Data On Racial Groups In Solon

The Census Bureau says the new data offers a "new layer of detail" to the population and housing data released last year as part of the decennial population study.

The U.S. Census Bureau released more detailed statistics for Ohio from the 2010 Census, including new data for racial groups in Solon.

The bureau says the new data offers a "new layer of detail" to the population and housing data released last year as part of the decennial population study.

The new data even drills down into city data, giving communities like Solon a window into how different racial groups are living within our communities.

The Census data is a massive trove of information, so the plan here is to highlight some interesting facts gleamed from the data.

1. Solon is largely white, but diversity growing

Solon describes itself as a diverse community, and the numbers back up that claim.

Solon has 23,348 people, according to the Census. While 18,104 people, or about 78 percent, describe themselves as white, the city .

Asians and black populations are each about 10 percent of the city's population.

2. Minority populations are younger

Solon's largest and fastest growing minorities are blacks and Asians. It's not surprising then that those populations have the highest percentage of young people

More than a third, 36 percent, of people with Asian heritage in Solon are under 19, while 35 percent of blacks are younger than 18. About 28 percent of the white population is below 18.

3. Asians have largest, most stable families; whites have smallest families

The average family size in Solon is just over three, meaning the typical family structure in Solon is a husband, wife and one kid.

But the Census data shows that Solon's Asian population has not only the largest families, but the most stable also, meaning the family is led by a married couple living together.

Nearly 87 percent of Asian families have husbands and wives living together, and the average family size is more than 3.5, the largest in Solon.

Black families have the lowest stability rate, with about 54 percent of families with a husband and a wife living together.

White families are the smallest at 3.07 people per family.

4. Whites have highest home ownership rate; blacks have lowest

If you live in Solon, chances are you own your home. But homeownership rates vary based on race.

About 90 percent of white households own their own home, or 7,255 out of 8,352 households. Asian households were close behind, percentage-wise, with 554 of 665 households owning their own home, or about 83 percent.

Black and hispanic households were the least likely to own their own homes, but homeownership rates are still pretty high, hovering around the national average of about 65 percent.

About 63 percent of black households live in a home they own, while the hispanic rate is about 69 percent.

5. Hispanics are still a small group in Solon

While hispanics represent a fast-growing minority across the nation, the number of people who describe themselves as hispanic in Solon remains small.

There are only 357 people in Solon who label themselves hispanic, and there are only 89 households that contain hispanic people.

Lucy McKernan April 05, 2012 at 04:26 PM
It was predominantly Asians and Blacks that signed our solondeer.com petition against killing Solon deer; if this trend continues, residents there will be increasingly intolerant of the killing of native wildlife.
tomcody April 05, 2012 at 05:03 PM
..in your dreams..!.
Frank Robland April 05, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I love just knowing who lives in the rentals, they have the worst yards and the nicest cars on the streets.
Lucy McKernan September 11, 2012 at 02:11 AM
treating people the way you treat animals; treating animals the way you treat people; expect to be treated likewise.

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