The number of non-Hispanic whites fell in 46 states and 86 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. In 10 states, white children are now a minority among their peers, including six that tipped between 2000 and 2010. Other states will join the trend: In 23 states, minorities make up more than 40 percent of the child population.
The birth rates of African American and Native American children also fell, but by a much smaller degree than white children. The data show the extent to which the United States has become dependent on minorities—Hispanics in particular—for the next generation of Americans.
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