According to the U.S. Census Bureau's projections (Excel), the white population in the United States will decline from just under 80 percent at present to 74 percent in 2050.
This is an uninteresting piece of demographic trivia. It's likely that a day doesn't pass, however, without a major publication “reporting” that the U.S. will become a “minority-majority” country in 2050. These stories are received as anything but trivial, both by people terrified of the prospect of white minority status and those looking forward to a more diverse electorate in the future (it will be more racially diverse in 2050, but just by 6 percentage points).
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