An Examination of Southwest Border County Populations in the United States

Thomas A. Gryn, U.S. Census Bureau
Elizabeth M. Grieco, U.S. Census Bureau
Steven Wilson, U.S. Census Bureau

Counties in the United States which are adjacent to Mexico comprise a “borderland” area which is unique in the United States in terms of its population characteristics (Fernandez, 1991). This poster will use 2007-2011 American Community Survey data to examine the populations in those counties bordering Mexico and compare these to non-bordering counties in the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Populations will be compared on a number of different characteristics such as ethnicity, age, educational attainment, and language proficiency.

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Presented in Poster Session 8