Census: Minority Babies Outnumber White Babies In U.S.

As of July 2011, 50.4 percent of children under the age of one were minorities, according to estimates. 74.7 percent of Marina del Rey's 8,866 residents are white, according to the 2010 census.

When it comes to babies, minority is the new majority.

For the first time in U.S. history, minority children under the age of one outnumber white babies, according to newly released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

As of July 1, 2011, 50.4 percent of American newborns were minorities, up from 49.5 percent in 2010. 

The bureau defines a minority as anyone who is "not a single-race white and not Hispanic." 

Altogether, there were 114 million minorities in America in 2011, or 36.6 percent of the population. In 2010, it was 36.1 percent.

It doesn't appear that the bureau offers online data on the race of newborns per city or county for 2011.

Between 2000 and 2010, Marina del Rey's population grew 10 percent, according to the bureau.

The community has 8,866 people, and 3.5 percent of that is under the age of five.

Of the local population, nonhispanic whites account for 74.7 percent. The rest of the population was mostly Asian (8.4 percent), hispanic (7.7 percent), black (5.2 percent) and people reporting two or more races (4.4 percent).

To see the Marina del Rey population data for 2010, click here. 

The bureau calls a minority population that is larger than 50 percent of a community a “majority-minority."

The top five states with majority minorities as of July 2011 were

  1. Hawaii (77.1 percent minority)
  2. The District of Columbia (64.7 percent)
  3. California (60.3 percent)
  4. New Mexico (59.8 percent)
  5. Texas (55.2 percent)

No other state had a minority population greater than 46.4 percent.

Maverick, Texas, had the largest minority population with 96.8 percent, followed by Webb, Texas, (96.4 percent) and Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska, (96.2 percent).

To read the full Census press release, click here. 


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