Minority Birth Rates Soar Higher than Whites for First Time

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Minority Birth Rates Soar Higher than Whites for First Time

Minority Birth Rates Soar Higher than Whites for First Time

The U.S. Census Bureau released a new set of estimates on May 17, 2012, that has everyone buzzing. For the first time in this U.S. history, 50.4 percent (roughly 2.02 million) of our nation's children younger than one are minorities. This is based on the new 2011 Census estimates that came out July 1, 2011. This is an increase in the minority birth rate up from 49.5 percent found in the 2010 Census. The new data demonstrates the huge changes taking place in our country's racial makeup.

Another important section of the article references Hispanics remain the fastest growing population:

According to the Census Bureau's release, Hispanics, who numbered 52 million in 2011, are still the fastest growing population, increasing by 3.1 percent since 2010. They also have the highest fertility rates compared to non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic Asians. African-Americans are still seen as the second largest minority group at 43.9 million with Asians also close behind, growing by 3.0 percent since 2010.

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..."it's important to note that the boom in the Hispanic population was from births and not immigration, another hot issue riding the government circuit and news.

What impact do you believe these latest Census findings will have, (if any), on the U.S. in the years to come? Do you expect this trend to continue, taper off, or expand further?

Please add your thoughts within the comment section of the article as well!

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