New Data Shows Demographic Shifts in Western North Carolina

Nov 3, 2016

U.S. Census data for Western North Carolina show variance in poverty and education between counties.
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New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau paints a complex picture of the changing demographics in western North Carolina. Carolina Public Press managing editor Frank Taylor sifted through the data to find trends in poverty, education, and employment, as well as to undercover political implications of the area's demographic makeup.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Taylor about the findings and their implications for Election Day.