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Census Bureau: White majority in U.S. gone by 2043

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-13 13:08:11-04

For the first time, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, the government said Thursday. That’s according to a report from Hope Yen of the Associated Press.

The new census estimates, a snapshot of the U.S. population as of July 2012, comes a year after the Census Bureau reported that whites had fallen to a minority among babies. Fueled by immigration and high rates of birth, particularly among Hispanics, racial and ethnic minorities are now growing more rapidly in numbers than whites, according to the recent report.

It’s the latest in a series of reports that have signaled a major, long-term shift in the demographics of the United States, as non-Hispanic white Americans are expected to become a minority group over the next three decades.

Read this entire article from NBCNEWS.com via the Associated Press, HERE.