2042: Projected Minority Majority Status Reached

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According to the Census Bureau, the United States population will be made up of less than 50% white people, a shift that is now predicted to take place eight years earlier than originally projected. Demographics show an aging white population on the decline, making way for a rise in minorities. Minorities have already reached majority status among newborns and are set to become majority of age groups zero to 17 in about 15 years, with the Hispanic population driving these numbers.

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Whites to Lose Majority Status in U.S. by 2042