Latinos May be Majority in US by 2044

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( — December 16, 2014)  — The new projections from the Census Bureau shows Asians, Latinos, and multiracial minorities will surpass whites in 2044. In addition, the projection shows a declining trend in the caucasian birth rate.

These two trends for American’s population will led to a turning point in 2044 when whites will fall to 49.7 percent of the population.

According to the projection results, Latino, Asian, and multiracial populations are all expected to double in size over the next 40 years. Latinos specifically project the highest growth, as they will make up 25.1 percent of the US population in 2044, doubling that of African-Americans, projection shows.

“The pace of U.S. population growth is slowing, and the population continues to become more diverse,” Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy, told Al Jazeera America. “This will produce a rich tapestry of demographic change in the US over the next several decades,” she said.

The population projections by the US Census Bureau further estimates during the 2028 presidential election, 40 percent of all eligible voters will be racial minorities, while by 2027 more than half of America’s twenty-somethings will be comprised of racial minorities.

By the same prediction, in 2060 white population will drop to 44 percent in US, of which 55 percent will be 65 years and older.

“Thirty percent all grandparents in America have a grandchild of a different race or ethnicity, and the diversity in this country is growing in so many ways, we are just starting to get a grasp on those changes,” Guy Garcia, president of New Mainstream Initiatives for Ethnifacts, told Latin Post.

Garcia said there is a high rate of multicultural adoptions when gay parents adopting children.  

“We have all these new variation and permutations of the American family. It’s going to continue to happen, and the highest growth is coming from people of color, but they are mixing and merging and having children with people of every race, and it is going to continue to be that way.”

In the 2010 US Census, nine million people checked multiple identification boxes, Garcia said, however,  self-identification is starting to shift, with some people saying they are 100 percent Latino, Asian, or African-American, as well as 100 percent American.