WASHINGTON — In a few decades, all Americans will be minorities, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections to be released Thursday.
Non-Hispanic whites will drop below half of the population as early as 2042, the projections show.
•Non-Hispanic whites, who are two-thirds of the population today, are older, dying off faster and producing fewer children than other groups, Vincent said. By 2050, they’ll number 203 million in a nation of 439 million.
•Hispanics are projected to triple by 2050, when they’ll be nearly a third (133 million) of the population. Spurring Hispanic growth is the group’s large natural increase — birth rate minus death rate — which Vincent attributed mainly to its youth and fertility. Immigration is an important but lesser factor, she said.
The face of America will look different, too.
The study predicts that the number of Americans who say they’re biracial or multiracial will more than triple from 5 million to 16 million people by 2050.
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