A census taker in 1950.
A census taker in 1950.

The United States population is on track to have no racial or ethnic group as its majority, and that's starting with the country's newest generation.

According to new Census Bureau population estimates, minority babies make up the majority of babies under a year old: 50.2% to be exact. By 2044, non

Racial and ethnic minorities have accounted for most of the nation’s growth in recent decades. The non-Hispanic white population has grown too, but not as quickly. Minority populations have grown more rapidly in part because these groups are younger than whites and include a higher share of women in their prime child-bearing years. Some minority groups, especially Hispanics, have higher birthrates than do non-Hispanic whites. In addition, a rising number of babies are being born to couples where one parent is white and the other nonwhite.

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