According to the census bureau, every racial group grew between 2015 and 2016, but the number of whites increased at the slowest rate – less than one hundredth of 1 percent or 5,000 people.
The fastest growing populations are Hispanics, Asians and people who said they are multi-racial on their census survey.
The changing demographics of the United States means a change in the culture and voting patterns.
The Daily Mail reports:
The Asian population and those who identified as being of two or more races grew by 3 percent each, to 21 million and 8.5 million, respectively.
Hispanics grew by 2 percent to 57.5 million. The black population grew by 1.2 percent to nearly 47 million.
The number of non-Hispanic whites grew by only 5,000, leaving that population relatively steady at 198 million of the nation’s 325 million people.
Despite the rapid growth in the population of other racial groups, whites will remain in the majority in the U.S. until after 2040.
American taxpayers also face a double-whammy of extra costs as an increasing population of elderly people is matched by a boom in the number of youngsters.
The proportion of the population aged over 65 jumped from 12 to 15 percent from 2001 to 2016, driven by the ageing of the baby boomer generation.
This represents an increase from 35 million to 49.2 million in those 16 years.
The statistics also mean that there will be a rise in healthcare costs, as well as how much taxpayer money gets spent on medicaid and other social programs.
Another interesting statistic was that the fastest growing population was children born between 2001 and 2016 – with a 6.8 percent jump in the year beginning July 1, 2015. The generation we call millennials will eventually be the largest group in America.