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CQ Researcher Report: America's Changing Demographics
The nation is undergoing one of the most important demographic transitions in its history. For the first time, minority babies outnumbered white newborns last year, and Census estimates predict that by 2042 non-Hispanic whites will no longer be in the majority. Already, more than a third of Americans are minorities, and non-whites accounted for 92 percent of population growth between 2000 and 2010, a trend driven by rising Hispanic immigration. Meanwhile, as millions of baby boomers retire, the nation is growing older. More than a fifth of Americans will be 65 or older by 2030, compared with one in eight today.
• Will changing demographics affect American values?
• Will the nation’s demographic changes benefit the U.S. economy?
• Will changing demographics affect future U.S. elections?
By Bill Wanlund
November 16, 2012
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