Southwest NH, much like the Nation as a whole, is growing more diverse. From 2010 to 2020, communities in the region almost universally experienced a significant increase in the share of their population which identified as a racial or ethnic minority. In many communities, that share doubled. At a time when the total population of the region decreased and international migration served as the sole source of population growth, the diversification of Southwest NH communities is a crucial demographic trend to be understood and acknowledged by local stakeholders and community leaders. Below is a chart demonstrating the percent change from 2010 to 2020 in the population identifying as a race or ethnicity other than non-Hispanic/Latino and white. Growth in the population of racial and ethnic minorities was faster than the State average in nearly every Southwest NH community, with the region as a whole seeing a 106% increase in minority populations as opposed to a 74% increase across the State of New Hampshire.