U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before

U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before
June 21, 2018 Elijah James Logan

The U.S. population is getting older and more racially diverse, according to new estimates from the Census Bureau. The findings come out as a separate analysis finds that for the first time, white deaths exceeded births in a majority of states. White people remain the majority in the U.S. – but in new data from the Census Bureau , non-Hispanic whites were the only group that didn’t grow from 2016 to 2017. Whites declined by .02 percent to a total of around 198 million people. Among other racial groups, Asians were found to be growing at the fastest pace, 3.1 percent – and numbered 22.2 million in 2017. The second-fastest growing group: people who identify as two or more races. That group rose by 2.9 percent in 2017. The U.S. population is also getting older. “The Census Bureau’s new estimates also show that since 2010, the median age in the U.S. jumped from just over 37 years to 38,” NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang reports for our Newscast unit. “That’s because baby boomers and millennials are

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