U.S. Minorities Surpass Whites in Births

For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half of all children born in the United States, the Washington Post reports.

Population estimates show that 50.4 percent of children under 1 were Hispanic, black, Asian American or of another ethnic minority group, up from the 49.5 percent in 2010, according to Census data.

Minorities now make up nearly 37 percent of the overall U.S. population. It is anticipated that non-Hispanic whites will be a minority in 2042.