The Affects of One City’s Demographic Shift

We talk about the demographic shift all the time and Alhambra, CA is an example of how things are transforming. “Alhambra’s Asian population has increased from less than 3% in 1970 to 52% in 2013, according to recent census surveys. The white population of the city, which has dominated for most of the city’s history, has fallen to about 11%. The Latino population has also declined slightly, to 35%” according the LA Times. What about life-long residents in this community who now have to drive to the next city just to get groceries because their neighborhood supermarket closed down and was replaced by an Asian supermarket? Do they have a right to be upset for feeling like they are being pushed out? Click here to read more.

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