What America will look like decades from now

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 8.49.41 AMBy Mike Maciag | Governing

America might not resemble the country’s current demographics very much several decades from now.

The majority of Americans will be of a racial or ethnic minority. Retirees and children will make up a larger share of the total population. The foreign born, too, will likely see their numbers multiply significantly.

A Census Bureau report published this week explores these and other issues, projecting national population estimates for various demographic groups through 2060. The following summary highlights a few of the more notable demographic shifts set to take place in the coming years.


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