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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.