Demographics is destiny
White children will be outnumbered by minority kids in the United States in just five years, new Census Bureau projections reveal.
This is the result of an ongoing trend of declining birth among white Americans and a baby boom among immigrant groups, as well as a surge in immigration.
By the year 2020, 50.2 percent of all children in the US are expected to be non-white, according to the Census. By 2044, whites will be outnumbered by minorities.
The Census study, released this week, predicts that by year 2060, nearly 20percent of the population will be foreign born - thanks to an influx of 64million new immigrants.
The populations of Hispanics in the US will rise 114 percent - from 55 million in 2014 to 63.6 million in 2060 - making up about 29 percent of the population.
And the number of non-Hispanic whites will actually likely to decline over the next 40 years - from 200million and 62 percent of the population now to 182million and 44percent of the population in 2060.
The number of people who identified themselves as only black will also decline about 8percent to about 59 million.
The number of Asian-Americans will also increase dramatically - even more than the Hispanic population - rising 128 percent to 22 million.
The Census reporty also projects a massive surge in the portion of the population that's over age 65. By 2030, 20 percent of that population will qualify for a senior discount.
In 2033, there will be more Americans over age 65 than children - thanks to the aging Baby Boom generation.
By year 2060, there will be 76 'dependents' - those over age 65 and drawing government benefits or under 18 - for every 100 working-age Americans.