Census: Non-Whites to Make Up Nearly 60 Percent of US Population by 2060

The Republican Party better take note that the “super white majority” it counted on to win elections is fading fast. A recent report released by the U.S. Census shows that non-whites will be a majority in the U.S. by 2060. That will play a great role in the emerging political landscape in this country, as you will see more Hispanics, Asians and blacks running for higher office.

Reuters:  A surge in Hispanics and Asians is set to dramatically change the face of the United States over the next 50 years, with no one ethnic group the majority, according to U.S. figures that depict an aging nation with slower population growth.

By 2060, non-whites will make up 57 percent of the U.S. population, more than doubling from 116.2 million in 2012 to 241.3 million, according to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday. Racial minorities are now 37 percent of the population, it said.

The shift will largely be fueled by minority births that continue to outpace those of whites, the agency said, based on data from the 2010 Census.

Nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic by 2060, up from one in six now, it said. The Asian population is also expected to more than double over the next five decades

Here’s a chart of what the demographics and racial make-up of the U.S. will look like:

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Census: Non-Whites to Make Up Nearly 60 Percent of US Population by 2060 (Chart credit: Reuters)

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 Census:  Non Whites to Make Up Nearly 60 Percent of US Population by 2060
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • pelmo

    The one disturbing thing I see in this trend, is that many of the black and hispanic elected officials are no better then their white counterparts. Far to many of them are either in jail or being investigated for corruption. Once in office they tend to work for themselve’s and the handfull of friends that they take care of. The community that elected them, is the farthest thing from their minds.