Knowing the demographics of an individual’s community is essential for general insight into the society they live in. Such information can also provide a comprehensive understanding of the diversity present. The value of inclusion for culture is hard to overestimate. This paper will examine the demographics of my community, which is Garza Country, located in Texas, based on the diversity of the population. Complementary statistics and some tendencies in depictions of people on local news will also be detailed.
To begin with, a lack of diversity can be defined as the prevalence of one race in a community. It is well known that such tendency leads to discrimination, uniformity, monotony, and other negative consequences. In accordance with Census Bureau, the population of Garza County, dated April 1, 2020, equals 5,816 citizens (Garza County, Texas; United States, n.d.). With respect to race and Hispanic origin, the following tendencies can be noted. Percent of Hispanic or Latino individuals equals 52.0, percent of white alone, not Hispanic or Latino equals 39.7, percent of Black or African American alone equals 7.4, and percent of Asian alone equals 0.8 Garza County Population, n.d.; Garza County, Texas; United States, n.d.). It is possible to state that the community is comparatively diverse, with a lack of individuals belonging to Asian origin groups. It is possible to add that most of the people depicted in our local news are either Hispanic or Latino, or white ones indeed.
Lack of diversity is known to be an adverse tendency for any community. However, Garza Country, located in Texas, does not have one prevalent group of citizens. We rather have two major groups that are Hispanic or Latino and White alone, with a small percent of African Americans and Asians alone. The statistics are confirmed with groups of people I see depicted regularly in local news.
Garza County Population. (n.d.). Web.
Garza County, Texas; United States. (n.d.). Web.