Times are a-changin’!!!
For the first time in the history of the US, census figures are revealing that MOST of babies being born in this country are non-whites, although minorities make up just about 37 percent of the U.S. population!!!
Estimates show that 50.4 percent of babies younger than a year-old are Hispanic, Black, Asian American or belonging to other minority groups.
That’s almost a full percentage point higher than the 49.5% of minorities up from the last count in April 2010 and researchers predict whites will be the absolute MINORITY in the U.S. by 2042!!
The figures have a lot to do with the largest immigration wave that started 40 years ago, and the aging of whites, who are by far the oldest peeps with a median age of 42, while the average age for Hispanics is under 28, and Blacks and Asians average out in their early 30s giving them MANY more years of baybay making!!
Although these are the current figures, researchers aren’t clear if the baby boom will continue to rise, as immigration to the U.S. is actually DECLINING.
Guess we'll have to wait and see till the next census!
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