Friday, May 27, 2022

White Americans on Fast Track to Becoming Minorities

Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty
Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty

*New census data confirms that non-white people and Hispanics make up the majority of Americans age 16 and younger. 

Here’s more from The Associated Press

For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

At the same time, the number of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. has gotten smaller in the past decade as deaths surpassed births in this aging demographic, according to the Census Bureau population estimates.

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Some key points from the report: 

  • Over the past decade, Asians had the biggest growth rate of any demographic group, increasing by almost 30%
  • The Hispanic population grew by 20% since 2010
  • The Black population grew by almost 12% over the decade, and the white population increased by 4.3%.

“The proportion of whites in the U.S. population started to decline in 1950,” college professors wrote in a report published in April 2019 before continuing later, per NewsOne. “Although the majority of the U.S. population today is still white, nonwhites account for more than half of the populations of Hawaii, the District of Columbia, California, New Mexico, Texas and Nevada. And, in the next 10 to 15 years, these half dozen ‘majority-minority’ states will likely be joined by as many as eight other states where whites now make up less than 60% of the population.”

The AP report goes on to note yhat “the decrease in births among the white population has led to a dip in the number of people under age 18 in the past decade,” the outlet writes.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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