Asian-Americans were the fastest-growing minority group in the US last year for the third consecutive year, reports the Census Bureau in newly-released estimates. Indeed, Asian-Americans’ population growth rate increased from the prior year, up 3.2% to 20.3 million as of July 1, 2014. The Hispanic population grew by a relatively smaller 2.1% (equal to the previous year’s growth rate), but to a much larger 55.4 million. In fact, Hispanics accounted for almost 17.4% of the population as of July 2014.
Other race or ethnic groups also grew between July 2013 and 2014:
As a result of those figures, the US’ minority population (all groups other than non-Hispanic single-race whites) climbed to almost 121 million people, accounting for 37.9% of the total population. The non-Hispanic white-alone population was the only to have more deaths than births between 2013 and 2014. That population is much older than the minority population; the median age of the non-Hispanic white-alone population was 43.1 years, while it was 28.5 for Hispanics and under 35 for all other races save non-Hispanic Asians (36.4).
The relative youth of the minority population means that for the first time, a majority (50.2%) of children under 5 belong to a minority group. Looking at various age groups, the data indicates that:
Meanwhile, in other findings:
See here for more details about the Asian-American population.
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