WASHINGTON (TIP): The Whites could become a minority in the US by 2043, losing for the first time their majority status ever since the nation came into being, latest projections released by the Census Bureau has said. “The US is projected to become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. While the non- Hispanic white population will remain the largest single group, no group will make up a majority,” the Bureau said. The population projections released on Wednesday by the Bureau also said, the US population will be older and more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060.
Minorities, now 37% of the US population, are projected to comprise 57% in 2060, from 116.2 million to 241.3 million. The minorities comprise all but the singlerace , non-Hispanic white population . The non- Hispanic white population is projected to peak in 2024, at 199.6 million, up from 197.8 million in 2012 and then will slowly decrease, falling by nearly 20.6 million from 2024 to 2060. The Asian population is projected to more than double , from 15.9 million in 2012 to 34.4 million in 2060, an increase from 5.1% to 8.2% of the total US population.