“The scale of race-ethnic transformation in the United States is stunning,” according to the States of Change: Demographics and Democracy Project.
“In 1980, the population of the United States was 80 percent white. Today, that proportion has fallen to 63 percent, and by 2060, it is projected to be less than 44 percent. Hispanics were 6 percent in 1980, are 17 percent today, and should be 29 percent by 2060. Asians/Others were just 2 percent in 1980, are 8 percent today, and should be 15 percent by 2060. Blacks, however, should be stable at 12 percent to 13 percent over the time period.”
“Nothing captures the magnitude of these shifts better than the rise of majority-minority states.”Save to Favorites