From the Associated Press
will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2042, according to
new government projections. That’s eight years sooner than previous
estimates, made in 2004.
The nation has been growing more diverse for decades, but the process has sped up through immigration and higher birth rates among minority residents, especially Hispanics.
By 2050, whites will make up 46 percent of the population and blacks
will make up 15 percent, a relatively small increase from today.
Hispanics, who make up about 15 percent of the population today, will
account for 30 percent in 2050, according to the new projections.
Asians, which make up about 5 percent of the population, are projected to increase to 9 percent by 2050.
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