The latest projections by the non-partisan research group are higher than government estimates to date and paint a portrait of an America dramatically different from today's.
Some of the insights of the research are:
- Nearly one in five Americans will have been born outside the USA vs. one in eight in 2005. Sometime between 2020 and 2025, the percentage of foreign-born will surpass the historic peak reached a century ago during the last big immigration wave. New immigrants and their children and grandchildren born in the USA will account for 82% of the population increase from 2005 to 2050.
- Whites who are not Hispanic, now two-thirds of the population, will become a minority when their share drops to 47%. They made up 85% of the population in 1960.
- Hispanics, already the largest minority group, will more than double their share of the population to 29%.