Younger Population More Diverse Than Ever

Young Americans are more diverse than ever before.

New Census Bureau data just released shows that for the first time ever, nonwhites and Hispanics were the majority of people under 16. The experts say those percentages will continue to grow.

The U.S. population was about 60% non-Hispanic white last year, a record low for the country. Population experts predict non-Hispanic whites will be a minority in 25 years. Meanwhile, Hispanic populations grew 20% and Asian populations are up 30% over the past decade. In that same time, the Black population grew by 12%. While the white population grew by 4.3% compared to 2010, the number of non-Hispanic whites fell by more than half a million people from 2016 to 2019.

And Census data confirms that Florida doesn't have the oldest population.

In 2019, one in five people in Maine, Florida, West Virginia and Vermont were age 65 or older. Maine had the largest share (21.2%) of population in that age group, followed by Florida (20.9%), West Virginia (20.5%) and Vermont (20.0%). Utah had the lowest percentage (11.4%) of population age 65 and older followed by Washington, D.C. (12.4%), and Alaska (12.5%).

The total population hovered around 329 million in 2019, up from around 308 million in 2010.

The full Census Bureau report can be found here.

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