The U.S. Census Bureau just announced its latest round of projections regarding the U.S. population and revealed that by the year 2045, black and Hispanic Americans will likely be in the majority, Al-Jazeera reports.
“The non-Hispanic white population is barely growing, and today’s projections show that it will start to decline after 2025,” the news site explained, based on projections released by the Census Bureau on Wednesday.
“By 2045, minorities are expected to be the majority,” Al-Jazeera continued.
The population of people living in the United States who were born in foreign countries is projected “to rise from 13 percent in 2015 to 19 percent in 2060,” while native white populations are projected to shrink.
“Native-born whites become less than 50 percent before 2040,” William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, explained, adding, “Overall, there is white decline and minority gain for most of the projection period.”
The projections also show that Americans aren’t having as many children as usual because of the sluggish economy.
According to Al-Jazeera, “The nation is projected to have 416.8 million people by 2060, 3.5 million fewer than estimated just two years ago, the Census Bureau said on Wednesday.”
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