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Minorities Now Majority in 8 Metro Areas

One demographer calls the change 'pivotal'

(Newser) - In eight metropolitan areas including Washington, DC, New York, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Memphis, minorities now make up the majority of the population, according to census data. Over the past decade, non-Hispanic whites have become the minority in 22 of the 100 largest urban areas in the US, the... More »

Majority of US Babies Will Be Minority This Year

Country expected to hit tipping point of 51% nonwhite births

(Newser) - Demographers believe this year could be the first year that minority births actually outnumber white births. Minorities already make up nearly half the children born in the US—48% according to the 2008 census, compared to 37% in 1990—and that number's growing rapidly because immigration has boosted the number... More »

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