The Detroit region is one of the most diverse in America.
We’re home to about half a million Arab Americans. That’s the largest Arab population outside of the Middle East. Dearborn is considered to be the heart of the Arab-American community in the area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, African-Americans make up 23% of the population in southeastern Michigan.
Detroit’s Hispanic community has more than doubled in the past couple of decades to 7% of the city’s population.
Another growing segment of the population is the Asian community…with more than 150,000 in the area. That’s 3% of the population.
Channel 7′s Carolyn Clifford shows how this new mixture of cultures is being received in the Detroit area.