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Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest

Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest Photo: News10NBC.

AP MIKE SCHNEIDER
Created: June 25, 2020 10:05 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived.

New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show that for the first time nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019.

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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.

In 2019, a little under 40% of the total U.S. population was either nonwhite or Hispanic. Non-Hispanic whites are expected to be a minority of the U.S. population in about 25 years.
 


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