Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants

Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants, by McClatchyDC.

In 2015, racial and ethnic minorities made up 50.2 percent of babies under a year old. That year, there were 1,995,102 minority babies born, just slightly more than the 1,982,936 white babies born. …

While whites are expected to become the minority in the U.S. population in the coming decades — estimates run from 2044 to 2055 — it has been difficult to predict exactly when the shift will come. Fertility rates are impacted by a number of factors, including the health of the economy, and immigration flows can also be unpredictable.