By 2050, whites ‘will be the minority race in US’

March 26th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI  

London, March 26 (ANI): Whites will be a minority in the U.S. by 2050 as black and Hispanic birth rates soar, according to official figures.

Hispanic, black and Asian people accounted for 90 per cent of all births in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010, reports the Daily Mail.

In 40 years’ time they will comprise more than half the population due to their higher birth rates and immigration.

In ten states - Mississippi, Georgia, Maryland, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, California, New Mexico and Hawaii - more than half of children are already non-white.

The figures come from the U.S. Census Bureau, which last year carried out its first survey of America for a decade.

It found that in 2010 whites were still the nation’s largest group, comprising 64 per cent of the population, down from 69 per cent in 2000.

Hispanics went from 13 to 16 per cent and were the second largest group whilst blacks remained stable at around 12 per cent.

The Hispanic population surpassed the 50million mark after adding 15million to their numbers.

“This is a group that’s young, whose growth is driven increasingly by births and not immigration,” said D’Vera Cohn, of the Pew Research Center, which has analysed data from the census. (ANI)

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