Census Data Show Diversity Hikes In US With Shrinking White Population

On Thursday, a new US census data was released. Unlike ever before, the population growth between 2010 and 2020, shows the ratio of the white population has declined. One of the main reasons is, increase in the number of multi-racial, Asian, and Hispanic people.

Between the period of 2010 and 2020, the percentage of the non-Hispanic white population dropped by 2.6%, indicating the group’s share in the US population by 60%, the lowest share to date. The US Census Bureau has also marked this and expects that a partisan battle is on the cards as the states use this data to draw state legislative and congressional districts for the forthcoming 10 years.

This data clearly signifies an increasingly diverse nation. The Census Bureau said, “The nation’s population grew just 7.4% during the decade, the second slowest on record for a decennial census. Only the 1930s, the era of the Great Depression, observed a slower growth. Slightly more than half, or 51%, of the total U.S. population growth in the latest period came from increases among Hispanic or Latino residents.”

The new census data additionally revealed a fall in the under 18 age percentage by 1.4% compared to 2010. The Census Bureau comments the reason behind the decline could be due to decreased fertility rates.

Bottom Line: As per data, in terms of the decennial count, the number of multi-racial groups in the US has drastically increased in the last decade.

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