On Thursday new estimates revealed that for the first time ever, last year most of the babies in the United States were ethnic minorities.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune
, the U.S. Census Bureau said that 50.4 percent of babies younger than a year old were minorities last year. That number is up from 49.5 percent that was reported in 2010.
According to the Guardian
, Roderick Harrison, a former chief of racial statistics at the Census Bureau, said that this marks a very important landmark. Harrison also said that this generation is more accustomed to diversity than generations before them.
The minority population in America is still rising which follows a very high Hispanic count in the census that was taken in 2010. Minorities' population increased to 114.1 million, which equals 36.6% of the entire population in America.
According to NewsNet5
, Hispanic and Asian populations have slowed down in growth which shifts notions on when non-Hispanic whites will become a minority. It was predicted that this would happen in 2040, after the 2010 Census' results. Now the pivotal moment could end up being pushed several years. December is when the new projections will be released.
The annual growth rate for Asians and Hispanics fell by a lot to just a little over 2%, which is far less than the rates in 2010, and it is the lowest it has been in more than a decade. The black growth rate did not change and it stayed at 1 percent.