Demographics

The ethnic and racial composition of the Gateway Cities COG population demonstrates the region’s rich diversity, a commodity in this increasingly global economy. Specifically, the Gateway Cities COG region has a total population of approximately 2 million, with Latino or Hispanic residents comprising 63%, the non-Hispanic white population approximating 10%, African-Americans making up about 9%, the Asian population in the region at about 10%, and Multi-race and “Other” groups comprising the rest.

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Intelligent Transportation Systems

“Intelligent Transportation Systems” or ITS. ITS is the application of modern computer technology to manage congestion by improving transportation, signal and other traffic systems, including goods movement for the GCOOG area. ITS improves traffic flow, air quality as well as safety.