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USA – New 2020 census results show increased diversity countering decade-long declines in America’s white and youth populations (Brookings)

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William H. Frey

The first release of race-ethnic statistics from the 2020 census makes plain that America’s “diversity explosion” is continuing, albeit in the context of slower national growth, especially among the youth.  The new numbers show that, for the first time, there was a decade-long loss in the number of white Americans who do not identify with other racial and ethnic groups. This means that all of the nation’s 2010-to-2020 growth is attributable to people of color—those identifying as Latino or Hispanic, Black, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Native American, and as two or more races.[1] Together, these groups now comprise more than 40% of the U.S. population.

New 2020 census results show increased diversity countering decade-long declines in America’s white and youth populations (brookings.edu)