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Mon April 27, 2009
In part two of our series on diversity, Jackson Hole residents look at the pros and cons of a diverse community. WPR's Bob Beck has more.
Wyoming – In the last 20 years things have changed in Jackson Hole. The population of Teton County has surged. The Census bureau notes that in 2007 the median household value was well over 400 thousand dollars and the median income was roughly 73-thousand dollars. But affluent people are not the only ones coming to Jackson Hole. 12 percent of the population is now Hispanic and that number steadily grows. The workers are needed to fill service jobs that more affluent people don't take. It has led to changes in the dynamics of the valley that have some local residents talking. In part two of a series devised by a group of leadership Wyoming classmates we hear what Teton County residents have to say about all these changes.