Oh, baby! Majority of newborns are minorities, according to Census

  • NY Daily News
    Friday, June 24, 2011

    BY LUKAS I. ALPERT

    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    Friday, June 24, 2011

    New census figures show that, currently, non-Hispanic whites make up less than half of all children under three.  >

New census figures show that, currently, non-Hispanic whites make up less… (Jeanne Noonan for News)

New census figures reveal that for the first time, the majority of babies born in the U.S. are now minorities – a change that could reshape the American social order.

Currently, non-Hispanic whites make up less than half of all children under 3. In 1990, that figure stood at 60%.

In 12 states – New York and New Jersey among them – the white population among children younger than 5 is less than 50%, the figures showed.

Seven more states are expected to see a similar flip in “minority-majority” status in the next decade.


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