The white population in America has reached the birth versus death tipping point a full decade earlier than predicted, according to the US Census Bureau.
According to their latest figures, this means that more white people died in the United States last year than were born. This is ten years earlier than previous Census Bureau predictions which said that the numbers of white Americans would drop with every passing year.
Population estimates for 2012 indicate that the calculation of births minus deaths meant that the white population declined in real numbers by about 12,400.
No other group showed any signs of shrinking, and in fact all grew. According to the US Census figures, the nation’s total nonwhite population increased by 1.9 percent to reach 116 million.
The US Census Bureau claims that there are 198 million “non-Hispanic whites” in America. This is most certainly an overestimate, because they include all Middle Easterners and many Indians in this “white category.”
According to the official guide, the US Census uses the term white as followed: “A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.”
More than 11 percent (353) of America’s 3,143 counties were majority nonwhite as of July 1, 2012. Six of these counties became majority nonwhite since July 1, 2011: Mecklenburg, N.C. (Charlotte); Cherokee, Oklahoma; Texas, Oklahoma; Bell, Texas; Hockley, Texas; and Terrell, Texas.
The population of children younger than 5 is close to becoming majority nonwhite nationally, standing at 49.9 percent minority in 2012.
“We’re jumping the gun on a long, slow decline of our white population, which is going to characterize this century,” William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, was quoted as saying.
As a group, “non-Hispanic whites” are considerably older than anyone else, with a median age of 42. The median age for Asians is 34. For blacks in America, it’s under 32; for Hispanics, it’s under 28.
Census figures also show that white women are far more likely to be childless than Hispanic or African American women. For white women, childbirth rates are now below the level considered necessary to keep the population at a stable level.
The figures show clearly once again that unless white Americans get serious about increasing their birthrate—and having more children immediately—then it is certain that the America of 1776 will no longer exist by 2100.