Census 2000 Uses Multiracial Categories, Tracks Growing Diversity

March 13, 2001

Source: Omaha World-Herald

On March 13, 2001, the Omaha World-Herald reported that, according to the Census 2000, "racial and ethnic minorities now make up about 7 percent of Iowa, compared with about 4.5 percent in 1990." The largest increase in population was among the Hispanic population. "The increase...has forced [Sioux City] to adapt. Interpreters are in demand to assist with the Spanish-speaking population. Schools have adjusted their programs."