In 19 States, Whites Have Become The Minority

April 20, 2015  |  

It has already been estimated that by the year 2050, the so-called “Browning of America” will occur. In fact, according to the Census Bureau 54 percent of America will be minority.

But in some areas of the United states, this has already happened. During the period between 2000 and 2013, in 78 counties, across 19 states, the demographics have changed from majority-white to having no one ethnic majority.

“Although only 266 of 2,440 total counties are minority-white, they tellingly make up around one-third of the total population, as many of the counties are urban with high density populations. In fact, in 19 of the top 25 most populated counties, whites are no longer the majority,” reports TheGrio.

The state with the biggest shift was Georgia. In that state, there were 14 counties total where the percentage of whites in 2000 clocked in at about 60 percent minimum  but today have no ethnic majority.

Only two counties in the entire country went from minority-white to majority-white.

Whites still make up 63 percent of the total population of the U.S., but obviously this is decreasing each year. This map from the Pew Research Center shows that the population shift happened mostly along the two coasts. And across the Sun Belt, whites have become the minority in a number of places.

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