The Facts on the Gap
Tabulations from the 2010 U.S. Census project that the nation will become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. Non-Hispanic whites will remain the largest single group, but no group will be majority. The chart illustrates this trend with a snapshot of the age distribution in 2009 for non-Hispanic whites. Over 80 percent of adults ages 80 and over were white in 2009; about half of those ages 5 and below were white. Indeed, the majority of babies born in the U.S. are now children of color.
Percentage Non-Hispanic White in the United States Age Distribution in 2009