Whites to Become Minority by 2050
new survey of population data largely confirms population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau that show by 2050, the U.S. will be a non-white country.
The Pew Research Center, estmates that in about 40 years, the total U.S. population will grow from 303 million today to 438 million, with the white population dropping from two-thirds today to just 47 percent. In 1960, whites were 85 percent of the population.
The policy of mass uncontrolled immigration adopted by U.S. political and commercial elites is driving the changes, even though American voters have never been consulted about whether the demographic make-up of the country should be altered.
"We're assuming that the rate of immigration will stay roughly constant," said Jeffrey Passel, co-author of the Pew report.
Pew found that by 2050 if present trends continue, nearly one in five Americans -- 20 percent --will be a foreigner. New immigrants and their children and grandchildren will accout for 82 percent of the population increase between 2005 and 2050.
Hispanics will become the nation's single largest ethnic group at 29 percent of the population. They are currently about 14 percent. Blacks will remain at 13 percent, and the Asian population will grow from 5 percent to 9 percent.
A new immigration policy and improved border security could limit the projected dramatic population changes. Currently, the U.S. accepts nearly 1 million legal immigrants every year. No one knows for sure how many illegal aliens enter the country annually, but estimates of the illegal population living in the U.S. run as high as 8 million to 12 million.
At least four states already have majority non-white populations. They are Texas, California, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Five other states will become a majority non-white soon, with 40 percent of their populations already non-white. They are Maryland, Mississippi, Georgia, Arizona, and New York.
"If you look in the 1990s, in every one of the 50 states non-Anglo Hispanic populations grew faster than Anglo populations," said Steve Murdock, a demographer at the University of Texas at San Antonio. "It's a very pervasive pattern."