LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Racial minorities are now the majority in Little Rock, according to 2010 Census data.
While the Hispanic population doubled and blacks saw a small increase, the white population dropped.
"We are becoming more diverse like the world is," says Jim McKenzie, executive director of Metroplan.
Metroplan is an agency that supports economic growth. McKenzie says what was referred to as "white flight" to suburbs was an issue in the 80s and 90s, now whites are leaving for other reasons.
"They built up critical mass and they are attractive place to live in their own right," says McKenzie.
Director of Arkansas Census Data Center Phyllis Poche says this movement appears to be more economic than racial.
"As people become more affluent they tend to move out; there is a movement of blacks to move outside the city; it's not just whites," says Poche.