Whites to lose majority status by 2043 in America
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Whites could become a minority in the United States by 2043, losing for the first time their majority status ever since the nation came into being, latest projections has said.
"The US is projected to become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. While the non-Hispanic white population will remain the largest single group, no group will make up a majority," the Census Bureau said.
The Bureau yesterday released its population projections till 2060, by when, it said, the American population will be considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse.
All in all, minorities, now 37 per cent of the US population, are projected to comprise 57 per cent of the population in 2060. The minorities comprise of all but the single-race, non-Hispanic white population. The total minority population would more than double, from 116.2 million to 241.3 million over the period, it said.
The non-Hispanic white population is projected to peak in 2024, at 199.6 million, up from 197.8 million in 2012. Unlike other race or ethnic groups, however, its population is projected to slowly decrease, falling by nearly 20.6 million from 2024 to 2060.
Meanwhile, the Hispanic population would more than double, from 53.3 million in 2012 to 128.8 million in 2060.
Consequently, by the end of the period, nearly one in three US residents would be Hispanic, up from about one in six today, the Census Bureau said.
The black population is expected to increase from 41.2 million to 61.8 million over the same period. Its share of the total population would rise slightly, from 13.1 per cent in 2012 to 14.7 per cent in 2060.
The Asian population is projected to more than double, from 15.9 million in 2012 to 34.4 million in 2060, with its share of nation's total population climbing from 5.1 per cent to 8.2 per cent in the same period.
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