December 16, 2009
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) — White Americans will be no longer the majorities in the United States around 2050, eight years later than previous expectation, said a Census Bureau report released on Wednesday.
The Census Bureau has earlier predicted that white children will become a minority in 2023 and the whole white population will follow in 2042.
[efoods]However, due to the economic crisis and stricter immigration policies after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the flow of foreigners into the United States has been slowed.
By 2050, the black will remain accounting for 12.2 percent, and Hispanics’ share will rise from 15 percent now to 28 percent, said the report, adding that Asians will also increase their share from4.4 percent to 6 percent during the same period.