Brief by Central Staff
National Politics – March 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine
It’s a Presidential Election Year, and so
… We’re Important
“The changing demographics [of the Interior West] are partly due to what Marc Perry of the Census Bureau calls the ‘All the way there, half the way back’ phenomenon. That is to say, easterners who migrated to California and have become disillusioned with the state’s urbanization — and for some, with California’s growing Latino population — have sought new frontiers in the interior states. This demographic shift will benefit the region politically in the census, as six of the nine congressional seats expected to migrate as a result of the census will go to the Interior West….