Census: U.S. will become minority-white by 2045

The U.S. will become “minority-white” by 2045, according to Census Bureau projections, highlighted in a report on the fastest growing large and small cities by Lattice Publishing.

According to Census Bureau population estimates, immigration now accounts for 48 percent of population growth, up from just 31 percent in 2011. By 2045, Census Bureau projections indicate that non-Hispanic whites will no longer make up for the majority of the population. For young people under age 18, this demographic milestone will occur by 2020.

Lattice Publishing reports:

“While population growth in the U.S. is slowing and has, in fact, reached an 80-year low, the population continues to grow. Increasingly, immigration is becoming a driving force behind population growth as births decline, deaths increase, and the number of immigrants coming to the U.S. grows.

“As non-Hispanic whites age, and immigrants and minorities become the driving force behind population growth in the U.S., the country’s demographic makeup is experiencing a radical change. According to Census Bureau population estimates, immigration now accounts for 48 percent of population growth, up from just 31 percent in 2011. By 2045, Census Bureau projections indicate that non-Hispanic whites will no longer make up for the majority of the population. For young people under age 18, this demographic milestone will occur by 2020.”

To determine the fastest-growing cities, researchers at CarInsuranceCompanies.com analyzed population data between 2013 and 2018 from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates. Statistics on the growth in the college-educated population, fastest-growing age group, and fastest-growing race/ethnicity are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 and 2018 American Community Survey.

According to the report, Seattle, Fort Worth and Miami are the top three fastest largest growing cities.

Despite being the most expensive city to live in on the list, Seattle is the fastest-growing large city. High-paying tech jobs and no state income tax has helped attract new residents and offset high living costs.

Ranking second is Fort Worth, which “offers affordable living, a vibrant and growing downtown, and cultural diversity,” Lattice Publishing writes. “It is more affordable and less crowded than Dallas, and maintains a small-town feel despite being one of the top 25 largest U.S. cities. Fort Worth also boasts a robust job market, as the area is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies.”

Third is Miami, whose retirees, aged 65 to 74, are the fastest-growing age group in the city, many of whom seek out Miami’s warm weather and no state income tax.

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