That’s the news from the new Census data….
This is an acceleration in the changing racial makeup of America that is unexpected so soon….
The new census data, planned for release on Aug. 12, will show definitively how the ethnic, racial and voting-age makeup of neighborhoods shifted over the past decade, based on the national house-to-house canvass last year. It is the data most state legislatures and local governments use to redraw political districts for the next 10 years.
If the White decline is confirmed by the new data, that benchmark will have come about eight years earlier than previously projected, said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution…
The actual Census figures release 8/12/2021
On first looks?
This could be VERY GOOD for Democrats since minorities and large cities tend to vote Democratic….
The U.S. Census Bureau reported on Thursday that the American population grew much more diverse over the past decade, with large increases in the populations of people who identify as Hispanic, Asian and more than one race.
The non-Hispanic white population declined by 2.6 percent since 2010, the bureau reported. The African-American population grew 5.6 percent since 2010. The Asian population grew by 35 percent. The Hispanic population rose by 23 percent. People who reported being more than one race spiked, an unexpected surge that will draw considerable focus from demographers.
People who identified as non-Hispanic white made up 69 percent of the population in 2000. On Thursday, the Census Bureau reported that share stands at 58 percent.
Across the country, 36 percent of adults are non-white, up from 25 percent a decade ago. Children are now 47 percent non-white, up from 35 percent in 2010.
The Census Bureau also reported details on the overall slowing of population growth across the country over the past decade. In all, 52 percent of all counties lost population, according to the new data, the first detailed information on race, ethnicity and population at the local level from the 2020 census.
Population growth was most pronounced in larger counties; small counties as a group lost population.
But there was growth, too.
The top five largest cities in the country are now New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix. Philadelphia is now the sixth largest city, bumped from fifth by Phoenix, which was the fastest growing of the top 20 largest cities. Its population rose by 9.4 percent.
The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, is the fastest growing metro area in the country.
McKenzie County, N.D., was the fastest growing county over the past decade, growing by more than 100 percent.
Overall, the nation’s population growth slowed dramatically over the past decade — up by just 7.4 percent compared to the previous decade, the slowest rate in nearly a century.
The new data show which cities and regions are gaining or losing population — and will also offer the most detailed picture of race in America since the last decennial census in 2010.
The numbers will immediately have a practical effect on the political map: They are the basis for redistricting, a process in which state legislatures redraw voting lines based on the changes in their states’ populations….
Hispanic/Latino population has OUTGREW the Black population gains….
Multi-Racial numbers are up 276%….