White children in the minority in 10 states
April 6th, 2011
07:24 PM ET

White children in the minority in 10 states

White children are now in the minority among people under 18 in 10 U.S. states and 35 large metro areas, according to a Brookings analysis of 2010 Census data.

The number of white children in metro areas including Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; and Phoenix, Arizona, fell below that of other children in the last decade as the population of white children nationwide declined by 4.3 million, the report said.

The decline occurred as the number of children identified as "new minorities" - Hispanics, Asians and other racial groups apart from whites, blacks and American Indians - grew by 5.5 million, the report said.

Hispanics registered an increase of 4.8 million, which kept the nation's overall child population from declining, the report said. The findings reflect changes in the racial makeup of the overall U.S. population with Hispanics becoming the nation's largest and fastest growing minority group.

Hispanics now comprise 23% of children, up from 12% in 1990, while whites now comprise just 53% of youth, down from nearly 70%  in 1990.

The findings also underscore projections that the country will become "white minority" by 2042 as the race's median age keeps increasing. The child population stands to hit that mark in 2023.

"Slower growth among whites owes in part to their lower fertility rate - about 1.9 births per white woman, compared with 3.0 births per Hispanic woman - as well as a relatively low contribution to population growth from immigration" the report stated.

From 2000 to 2009, only 15% of growth in the immigrant population was attributable to whites, compared with 78% for Hispanics, Asians and other new minorities.

The report also said the aging white population contributes to a lower growth rate because proportionately, fewer white women are in their child-bearing years.

"The median age of whites is 41, compared to 27 for Hispanics, 35 for Asians, and a staggering 20 for the population of more than one race. As a further reflection of these age differences by race and ethnicity, just one-fifth of U.S. whites are under age 18, compared with one-third of all Hispanics."

The study also found that the decline in white children reduced the growth rate of the overall child population, from 13.7% in the 1990s to 2.6% in the 2000s. Though variation from state to state in child growth was considerable, on the whole, 46 states registered declines in their white child populations.

Not surprisingly, most of the states that experienced growth in populations of minority children are the ones where white children are in the minority: California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi and Maryland.

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  1. Michael

    White people must resist the urge to try and mate with monkeys, mules and every other animal that lies out there. If you as a white man or woman are engaging in race endangerment, by producing children that are none white, you are the one person killing our race. Our people must know and appreciate the urgency of this problem. You white women keep thinking that is cool to lay with a black man, or a hispanic man, and keep degrading our race it will befall on your womb the fault that is being created in this great country.

    June 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dexa

    white people should create their own state in America

    every people has a right to auto determination

    June 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. niviusvir

    I'm sure the communists at CNN are tickled to death by this news. They've worked very hard for this. White genocide is alive and well.

    June 14, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. You want it to change? Then accept the BRUTAL TRUTH YOU LOSERS LOL

    FACT #1: The White race has crossed seas, harnessed rivers, carved mountains, tamed deserts, and colonized the most barren icefields. It has been responsible for the invention of the printing press, cement, the harnessing of electricity, flight, rocketry, astronomy, the telescope, space travel, firearms, the transistor, radio, television, the telephone, the lightbulb, photography, motion pictures, the phonograph, the electric battery, the automobile, the steam engine, railroad transportation, the microscope, computers, and millions of other technological miracles. It has discovered countless medical advances, incredible applications, scientific progress, etc. Its members have included such greats as Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Homer, Tacitus, Julius Ceaser, Napoleon, William the Conqueror, Marco Polo, Washington, Jefferson, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Magellan, Columbus, Cabot, Edison, GrahamBell, Pasteur, Leeuwenhoek, Mendel, Darwin, Newton, Galileo, Watt, Ford, Luther, Devinci, Poe, Tennyson, and thousands upon thousands of other notable achievers.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Truth

    It is a logistical absurdity to claim that blacks "built America". No apologies for sounding harsh – blacks back then were simply livestock and to credit them with the construction of this country is akin to claiming that horses and oxes "built Europe".

    Additionally, the fact that blacks were back then a smaller minority than they are now proves that it is inane to claim they built America. Whites, by far and away, contributed the most work. I sometimes think that blacks really believe that while their ancestors toiled in the fields, ordinary white people sat on the sidelines sipping lemonade and playing croquet. The fact is that a tiny, tiny proportion of whites owned slaves – in fact a higher proportion of free blacks owned slaves.

    With regards Africa, I have the following to say. Blacks often claim that the success of America is purely down to the "free labor" of slaves and the fact that the white man "stole" natural resources from Africa and other countries. Let's think carefully about this. The slave trade in Africa had been firmly established at least 1000 years before the white man even set foot on that continent – Arabs took black slaves, and slave ownership was also commonplace throughout Africa. Blacks enslaving blacks. If this was the case, why didn't this HUGE access to "free labor" result in the development of Africa to anywhere near European standards? Not only that, but they were sat upon the planets largest concentration of natural resources!

    So when blacks try to tell you America is only successful because of free labor and free access to natural resources, you can thus throw that right back in their faces and tell them that Africa had MORE of these things, for a LONGER time period, and yet they STILL did nothing with them.

    Regardless of what careless Jewish academics like Jared Diamond and Noel Ignatiev will tell you, the success of whites is PURELY down to their innate qualities.

    June 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Leon Haller

    America was better, when America was whiter. We whites took a barren wilderness, and out of nothing built the USA. Then starting in the 1960s, white liberal race traitors first imposed black integration on unprotected whites, and then a few years later changed our immigration laws in order to DELIBERATELY DIVERSIFY this white nation. None of us wanted all these minorities here, we continue not to appreciate their corrupt and criminal presence, and we don't want more brought here.

    Fellow whites! We will be a racial minority soon – but only if we fail to stop immigration. Contact your Congressman, and tell him you want Legal as well as Illegal immigration immediately and permanently ended. And keep contacting until we win. Nothing less than our children's future is at stake (and yes, we must work to create what I theorize as WHITE ZION – a place of refuge of whites, by whites and FOR WHITES ONLY – carved out of the Pacific Northwest of the dying USA. Help make it happen in the next decade!).

    June 15, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. John Standing

    "Love your people. It's good."


    June 15, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Whitemajority

    "ews are not a "race" you idiot they are a nationality! here is some of my tax money go get an education"

    @ whitegirl:

    this obviously shows your ignorance. Do some research on Judaism before you preach your ignorance. Jews are a race, culture and religion. The first testament states that they are God's 'chosen people'. So evidently their concept of race and religion is entwined. Though you don't have to be of the Jewish "race" (yes it is a race, do your research for more information on Jewish genes) to become "Jewish", it is still possible to become one of them.

    June 23, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. Native

    To me: whites are illegals too. At least they are descendants of illegals. Only Native American are not illegals!!!

    July 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • person

      agree. Native Americans should be running this country. screw everyone else. it technically is THEIR land. white, christian, bigots stole it from them. and forced their religion on the "heathens". so rise up natives and take back what is yours. trust me i wont fight back. you can have it.

      July 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • moonray

      Hate whites much?

      July 15, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Arizona Seadog

      Re: To me: whites are illegals too. At least they are descendants of illegals. Only Native American are not illegals!!!

      You need to do some reading...try a few history books.
      NO ONE is a "legal" resident by your definition. The improperly named "Native Americans" or more politically incorrect, the "American Indian" are also immigrants from other lands. Yes they may have got her first, but they are still immigrants that walked across the Bering Straights landbridge thousands of years ago.
      There were no natural citizens of the new world other than the critters that God and nature placed here eons ago.
      But once again the PC folks have reared their ugly heads...

      July 16, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Howard

    CNN, you are blatantly racist towards white people. Could you smile a little wider about our declining numbers?
    Oh, that's right, it isn't "racism" when it's directed towards white people, it's "Civil Rights Activism", "Affirmative Action", and the "Changing Face of America".

    July 10, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Frankie

      Yeah, just what the nation needs.

      July 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • metoo

      Thank you. Reverse discrimination anyone?

      July 15, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Gio

      Stop playing the racism card. Where is your proof this is racist? Exactly, stop being sensitive. You whites have been playing the racism card so much lately. It's getting lame, bro.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. marc300

    Well if you whites don't like what's happening you could always (go back to where you come from) that's something that you ole racist whites love to tell people of a different race. Funny how the pages has turned on you, your race deserves every thing that's happening to it.

    July 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • person

      'go back to where you came from' only applies to those not born in the location they are being told that phrase.. so unless you were born somewhere other than where you were standing when that was told to you. your response should be i am from here. also. for most whites that are here. they are from white immigrants long ago. so they had no choice but to be born here. personally 1/2 my family is from poland around 1910 and the other half england 1700's.

      July 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • BrandonN

      So, marc300, the whites should just go back to Europe? Nice reverse racism there. And most whites didn't come from Europe. They were born here. Their ancestors came from there.

      May 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sonja

    There's so much offensive racism in these comments–against whites, against blacks, against browns. What a thing to be focused on! We have work to do...the country is in dire need of restructuring its economy. We have all been eating too much, spending too much, and living in too much comfort. Color doesn't matter anymore. We need to pull together as a nation before we all suffer.

    July 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • mdb56

      I agree, but then it is much easier to be racist than be constructive...

      July 15, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. Logan9773

    Whohoo! I'm a minority now! Where's my welfare check?

    July 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      You're already getting your welfare check. Whites are the majority on welfare

      August 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Logan9773

    Remember, new minorities, don't trust darkie!

    July 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. person

    is it really low fertility rates why white population going dwn? or could it be the sense enough to keep you legs closed when you cant afford to feed another mouth on your current income?

    July 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
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