Whites No Longer Majority by 2043
By 2060, 57% of US will be non-white
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 13, 2012 7:24 AM CST
Whites will no longer be a majority in 2043, the Census suggests.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – By 2043, white people will cease to be the majority in the US, Census data suggests; at that point, there will be no single ethnic majority. That's actually a year later than had been predicted, the New York Times notes. With a still-higher birthrate among minorities than among whites, we can expect non-whites to account for 57% of the population by 2060, Reuters reports. "The US will become a plurality nation, where the non-Hispanic white population remains the largest single group, but no group is in the majority," says the Census Bureau's acting director.

Indeed, when this decade ends, notes the Times, there will be no majority ethnic group among the under-18 set. As it stands, racial minorities make up 37% of the US. Meanwhile, as a nation, we're getting older: The number of people over 65 will more than double by 2060, reaching 92 million (accounting for one in five Americans), while the number of people 85 and older will more than triple, hitting 18.2 million. The figures herald a coming divide in the population between younger, more diverse generations and older whites, a Pew researcher notes.

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ashthe1
Dec 13, 2012 10:04 PM CST
And so then, a Caucasian-white baby that is born in the USA this year-2012 will be in a minority group at his or her age 58. Will this person be a Chinese or a Muslim and will this 58 year old person be a republican or a democrat…the truth is that we don’t know as much as we think that we do according to that which is written at James 4:14. Well…I know that I don’t.
GrantMiller
Dec 13, 2012 6:49 PM CST
There won't be ANY majorities, by that time, because of the increase in inter-racial dating. Pretty soon, the majority will be the "other" box.
nudist
Dec 13, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Rammrodd is going to be sooo disappointed....