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How does the census data change the political reality of the white population in the United States?

United States Census data

 The white population in the United States declined for the first time in history in the last decade, with significant increases among people who identify as multiracial, Hispanic and Asian that drove much of the population growth between 2010 and 2020, according to data from the census released Thursday.

New census data released Thursday takes a look at unprecedented multiracial population growth, as well as a decline in the white population, something that is coming for the first time in the nation's history.

According to US Census officials, racial and ethnic makeup has become more diverse and urban over the past decade with large increases in populations of people who identify as Hispanic, Asian, and more than one race.

In fact, the increase in the number of people identifying as white plus another race increased by roughly 300 percent. Meanwhile, the white population fell from 63.7% in 2010 to 57.8% in 2020, the lowest on record, although whites remain the most prevalent racial or ethnic group.

People who identify as multiracial increased by 276%, from 9 million in 2010 to 33.8 million in 2020.

People who identify as African-American, Latino, Asian, or Mixed race have risen in the country with the most diverse demographics in its history, especially reflected among those under 18 years of age.

The figures also reveal the strength of large cities and the flight of inhabitants from rural areas: more than half of the counties have reduced their population compared to 2010.

The five largest cities in the country are now New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. Philadelphia is now the sixth-largest city, overtaken by Phoenix, which was the fastest-growing of the 20 largest cities. Its population increased by 9.4 percent.

More than half of all counties in the United States lost population between 2010 and 2020, census officials said, and almost all of the growth occurred in metropolitan areas.

For the first time as a US state, California's largest ethnic group is Hispanic, with 39.4% of the population, according to the data. In Texas, another large state, the non-Hispanic white population stood at 39.7%, just slightly larger than the Hispanic population, which stood at 39.3%.

The population of the United States has grown by 7.4% since 2010 (year of the last census), standing at 331,449,281, according to the first data advanced as early as April. It is the lowest population growth since the Great Depression in 1930 and the second lowest in US history.

Figures from the new census released  will be used by state legislatures or independent panels to redraw electoral maps. The official goal is to ensure that each district has roughly the same number of population and to ensure the representativeness of what has hitherto been understood as racial minorities.

Currently, the House of Representatives is controlled by the Democrats by a narrow margin: 220 seats to 212 Republicans. Mid-term legislative elections will be held in November next year, where control of Congress could be decided on the new map emerged from the census. With the figures released this Thursday, a tough battle to redraw the constituencies is expected to begin.

How does the census data change the political reality of the white population in the United States? Reviewed by egonard on August 14, 2021 Rating: 5

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