Rainbow Nation: By 2043, U.S. To Be Majority Non-White

December 17, 2012  |  


Look for lots of change to come in America. According to just released projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, the American population will be more diverse in the near future. And judging by the projections of the nation’s population by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, which cover the 2012 through 2060 period, whites will no longer be the majority.

A U.S. Census Bureau press release states that  the U.S. 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.

According to the Census data, the non-Hispanic white population is projected to decrease, falling by nearly 20.6 million from 2024 to 2060.  The Hispanic population, on the other hand, will more than double, from 53.3 million in 2012 to 128.8 million in 2060. Nearly one in three U.S. residents, by that period, would be Hispanic. The black population is expected to increase from 41.2 million to 61.8 million with its share of the total population rising slightly, from 13.1 percent in 2012 to 14.7 percent in 2060. Like the Hispanic population, the Asian population in the United States is expected  to more than double, from 15.9 million in 2012 to 34.4 million in 2060. American Indians and Alaska Natives would increase by more than half from now to 2060, from 3.9 million to 6.3 million. And Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander populations is projected to nearly double, from 706,000 to 1.4 million.

“All in all, minorities, now 37 percent of the U.S. population, are projected to comprise 57 percent of the population in 2060. “By 2060, multiracial people are projected to more than triple, from 7.5 million to 26.7 million — rising even faster and rendering notions of race labels increasingly irrelevant, experts say, if lingering stigma over being mixed-race can fully fade,” reports The Grio.

This dramatic shift in demographics will surely change how America operates on all levels—from educational to juridical. The landscape of the United States will, just by sheer numbers, be more inclusive.

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  • Meera Khan

    The Whites in South Africa still hold much of the financial power despite being the minority and I suspect that will be the same in the USA too. Whites have amassed their wealthy by stealing primarily from Africa and using Africans to build some of their nations but they all benefited from the crimes of their ancestors. I’m not sure that I would like to see Hispanics in power. They seemed to be very racist and bigoted towards Blacks. They also seem to want everyone else to learn Spanish but many of them don’t want to learn English.

    • Meera Khan

      **amassed their wealth**

  • Nikki

    I was shopping and these two white ladies were talking about this. They seemed upset. I said to them, “Why? Are minorities treated like 2nd class or something?” Got blank stares as if I read their minds.

  • maggie

    So instead of the black man answering to the white man we will be answering to the Hispanic man. And when China dominates as a world power, the black man will answer to the Chinese man. The moral of the story is: black people are not changing anything. We will be right where we started–around 15% of the US population and waiting for somebody to save us.

  • jjac401

    Even if the census indicates that their are more non-whites, white folks will still continue to be dominate over other non-whites in this country. If you look at the world as a whole there are far more non-whites in the world than whites, yet they continue to consider non-whites the minority.

    • L-Boogie

      Good point. Now, whites will have the “protection and security” of Affirmative Action. Watch within the next few years how Affirmative Action will be used to support the White minority.

      • Nikki

        Since whites (tea party/Republicans) want to get rid of Affirmative Action, we should conveniently get rid of it by the time they are minorities.

  • bluekissess

    The moral of the story= It’s to many damn people. More people more money.