The number of whites has dropped for the first time in American history in the last decade. At the same time, statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that the number of people living in mixed, Hispanic or Asian backgrounds has increased, according to the US Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
Between 2010 and 2020, the population of the United States was increasingly diverse. The majority of Americans are still white, but their share has fallen by 8.6 percent in the last decade to 57.8 percent of the total U.S. population. In total, the number of white Americans dropped from 196 million in 2010 to 191 million in 2020.
The number of people living in mixed backgrounds increased by 276 percent from 9 million in 2010 to 33.8 million by 2020. The Latin community made up 18.7 percent of the total population (62.1 million people) and 16.4 percent of the total population in 2010. The Asian population increased by 35 percent to 24 million people. The black community grew by 5.6 percent and made up 12.1 percent of the country’s population.
Population growth was 7.4 percent between 2010 and 2020, and now has 331 million people in the United States. The population has not grown so slowly since the 1930s. The Latin community has accounted for 51 percent of the population growth over the past decade.
The U.S. Census Bureau collects population data every ten years and uses the information to determine the polling districts for the election.
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