White Americans' Majority To End By Mid-Century

Census Bureau figures suggest it'll take nearly a decade longer than previously estimated before whites no longer make up the majority of Americans.

That's because the economic meltdown and stricter immigration policies have slowed the flow of foreigners into the U.S.

Last year, officials estimated that white children would become a minority in 2023 and the overall population would follow in 2042. Now, the point when minority children become the majority is expected in 2031 with the overall population following in 2050.

The new estimate is based on rates for births and deaths and a scenario in which immigration continues its more recent, slower pace of 1 million new foreigners each year.


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  • by fed up Location: aurora on Dec 24, 2009 at 03:44 PM
    Simple solution, every unmarried female who gets pregnant, gets sterilized, along with the one who got her pregnant,black,white, mexican, asian, don't matter. Think of the Millions of dollars this will save for all Americans.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    Gator pay attention (THE COMMENT SECTION SHOULD BE REMOVED) The name says a lot!!!
  • by Gator Location: NC on Dec 23, 2009 at 01:22 PM
    Take the comments sections offline! wrote: "The comments sections on all stories should be removed. All this does is permit continued arguing and promotes racism even more." Remember, you saw it here, the first attack of our 1st civil rights.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 at 07:08 AM
    There is nothing wrong with having a comment section as long as people are not being slandered or defamed!!! Then there is a problem!
  • by TO: Take the comments sections offline! on Dec 22, 2009 at 08:34 PM
    IF YOU DONT LIKE THE COMMENTS SECTION DONT READ THEM IT IS THAT SIMPLE. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE PEOPLE EXCHANGING WORD HERE OR EXCHANGING WORDS IN PUBLIC? SEEMS LIKE THIS IS A GOOD PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO VENT THEIR FRUSTRATIONS WITHOUT CAUSING ANY REAL HARM.
  • by Take the comments sections offline! Location: greenville on Dec 22, 2009 at 05:18 PM
    The comments sections on all stories should be removed. All this does is permit continued arguing and promotes racism even more. Everybody just hush up and get along and love one another! Geeez
  • by Slim Location: NCV on Dec 22, 2009 at 07:43 AM
    The amount of hatred and ignorance in the comments section here is just pathetic. North Carolina sounds like it's 100 years (at least) behind the rest of the country. You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Ignorant,racist, scum. No wonder that your State scores so low in all the standards of living categories. A State full of retrograde morons is doomed. Losers is what you are, uneducated, ignorant losers.
  • by Pete Tyndall Location: Albertson on Dec 22, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    Jeremey Stallings, you crack me up. I'm still laughing at your comment. Illegals are the ones keeping the economy going they come here to work, do some research. The chapter 8 (welfare) people are the ones america needs to get rid of. Those are the ones costing us money AND they're an eye sore.
  • by S Location: ENC on Dec 22, 2009 at 07:25 AM
    Whoopee....I am now preparing to get my free check every month by sitting on my butt at home thinking about applying for free food stamps....I can now go to the grocery store & pile my cart up like I see others doing & not have to worry about paying my hard-earned money for the contents...I only have to hand them my card from DSS...Wow...can't wait! And I don't have to worry about any hospital or doctor bills any more either....the government is going to take care of me! The only thing I will miss is my self esteem & pride....but since most others now don't have these qualities, I guess I'll just have to learn to live without them. Its a good thing that most parents & grandparents who worked hard all their lives will not live to see this decaying society...Sad!
  • by Bert Location: Tarboro on Dec 21, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    where in the hell has every body been hiding, white has been the minority for the past fifty years...this is delayed information
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