Monday, December 15, 2014

USA 2044: At that time, whites will make up 49.7% of the population compared with 25% for Hispanics, 12.7% for blacks, 7.9%t for Asians and 3.7% for multiracial persons

The white population is projected to increase modestly until 2025 when it reaches 199,867,000; after that, it will sustain a continued decrease until 2060 when whites will make up only 44% of the population. Natural decrease, the excess of deaths over births, for this aging population will be the primary component of this decline. Between 2014 and 2060 both the Asian and Hispanic populations will more than double at growth rates of 129% and 115% respectively. Multiracial persons will more than triple, growing at nearly 220%. Between 2014 and 2060 the minority share of the youth population will rise from 48% to 64%. While the senior population will also become more diverse, in 2060 whites will still comprise a majority of the age 65 and older population at 55%.

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