Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fewer Non-Hispanic Whites Under Age 45

The nation's demographics are changing rapidly. Nowhere is this more evident than among Americans under age 45. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of non-Hispanic whites under age 45 fell by 10 percent--a decline of 12 million. In contrast, the number of Asians, blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities in the under-45 age group grew by 22 percent--an increase of 14.5 million.

Between 2000 and 2010, the non-Hispanic white share of the under-age-45 population fell from 64 to 57 percent, while the minority share climbed from 36 to 43 percent.

Source: Census Bureau, National Intercensal Estimates (2000-2010)

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