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US More Racially Diverse Than Any Point in History

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 September 2019 07:29 PM

The United States is a more racially diverse nation that at any point in history, and Hispanic, Asian and black Americans continue to expand into parts of the country where no racial minority is highly represented, reports Axios.

This group of new minorities is transforming the nation’s landscape, an essential topic ahead of the 2020 presidential election, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2018.

The figures show Hispanic residents comprise 18.3 percent of the population, while shares for black and Asian residents are 12.5 and 5.9 percent, respectively. Hispanics and Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial minority groups nationally, increasing by 18.6 and 27.4 percent, respectively, from 2010 to 2018, according to an analysis by Brookings Institution demographer Bill Frey.

The white population continues to decline, with 96 percent of all U.S. counties showing declines since 2010.

Large metropolitan areas are especially diverse, but smaller cities across the country, including the Midwest and Northeast, are also growing in diversity.

"Baby boomers grew up in an era where America was mostly white, and the biggest racial minority was African Americans who were still mostly segregated," Frey noted. "Millennials and post-millennials are much more open to diversity and integration."

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The United States is a more racially diverse nation that at any point in history, and Hispanic, Asian and black Americans continue to expand into parts of the country where no racial minority is highly represented, reports Axios.
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