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A Continuing Melting Pot

  • by March 13, 2001
A Continuing Melting Pot

Here's a quick look at some changes taking place in our society during the next 100 years. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that:

- in 2000 there were 11.3 million Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander origin in the U.S., or 4% of the population.

- In 2010, there will be 15.3 million, 5% of the population.

- by 2100, there will be an Asian / Pacific Islander population of 75.235 million, 13% of the total U.S.

- as of July, 2000, there is a U.S. Black population of 35 million, about 13% of the population.

- in 2010, there will be about 39.982 million.

- by 2100, the projection is 85.58 million, 15% of population.

- there are 32.478 million Hispanics in the U.S as of July 2000, 11.8% of the population, and 65% are native-born, U.S citizens.

- in 2010, there will be about 44 million, or 14.6% of population.

- by the year 2100, Hispanic population is projected at 190.33 million, 33.3% of the total U.S. population, 91% native-born.

You connect the dots.

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