And children lead the way: Diversity and population change in Iowa

Report by Anne Discher
August 2011

(Inactive) Child and Family Policy Center   (Des Moines)

Iowa’s most striking population changes are taking place among its children and in communities of color. That’s the message of an Iowa Kids Count report released this week by the Child and Family Policy Center. “And Children Lead the Way” analyzes and maps redistricting data from the 2010 U.S. Census and corresponding data from 2000. It tallies population shifts by age and race for the United States, Iowa and Iowa’s 99 counties, and for five major Iowa cities and their surrounding areas.