Johnson County is home to people with diverse racial and ethnic identities. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released survey results detailing the racial and ethnic categories of Johnson County residents. In UCS' new fact sheet on
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Johnson County
, an analysis of the data reveals the scope and complexity of racial and ethnic diversity of our community. These results are interpreted with caution, because survey respondents are able to select multiple options to identify their race. For example, a person identifying as White might also identify as some other race. However, ethnicity is limited to only two options: Hispanic or Latino, and non-Hispanic or Latino.
Data indicates that there is more diversity in the younger age groups than in the older age groups, which suggests that Johnson County's population will become more racially and ethnically diverse as the current population ages.