Whites Become Minority Within 78 Counties And 19 States


According to the Census Bureau the often called “Browning of America” will occur when 54 percent of America will be minority by 2050.

However, in some areas of the United states, this “Browning” has already occurred. 78 counties within 19 states had their demographics drastically change from white majority to majority culturally diverse from 2000 – 2013. 

“Although only 266 of 2,440 total counties are minority-white, they tellingly make up around one-third of the total population, as many of the counties are urban with high density populations. In fact, in 19 of the top 25 most populated counties, whites are no longer the majority,” reports TheGrio.

Georgia witnessed the biggest shift among the states. There were 14 counties in Georgia where the percentage of whites in 2000 weighed in at around 60% on minimum,  but today have no ethnic majority.

Only two counties in the entire country went from minority-white to majority-white.

Whites still make up 63 percent of the total population of the U.S., but studies show this number decreasing every year. This map from the Pew Research Center shows that the population shift happened mostly along the two coasts. And across the Sun Belt, whites have become the minority in a number of places.

Source: MadameNoire