Census Data Shows U.S. is Diversifying, White Population Shrinking

According to the 2020 Census data, the population of white people in the U.S. declined for the first time on record in the past ten years. The findings also showed that the U.S. is diversifying, as Asian and Hispanic populations rose significantly over the past decade.

The information was released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday (August 12), with 33.8 million people identifying as being of two or more races, which is up from 9 million in 2010. This is compared to people who identify as white, which fell by 8.6 percent. Meanwhile, the white population is growing in the coastal Carolina area and Virginia, as well as in parts of Georgia and Alabama. Overall, the U.S. grew by 7.4 percent over the last decade, down from 9.7 percent in the previous census. The population hasn’t slowed at this rate since the 1930s.

The census data will be used to guide how $1.5 trillion in annual federal spending is distributed. The numbers could help determine control of the House in the 2022 elections and provide an electoral edge for years to come.

Source: NBC News

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