White Population Declines For First Time In US History

The number of people who identify as white is expected to be on the decline according to new census reports.

The racial breakdown of the United States census is expected to be revealed later this week. For the first time, the white population is expected to be on the decline.

William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, says the decline is due to the opioid epidemic and millennials not having babies.


The white population is expected to be under 60 percent with the majority of those under 18 are people of color. The new Census Bureau data will be released on August 12th.

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