Asians projected to become largest U.S. immigrant group

According to a new analysis of census data, Asian immigrants will surpass Latinos by 2055.

Some new immigration data that's got people talking... Asians have become the fastest-growing minority group in the United States. You probably knew this. But in a few decades, Asians are projected to pass Latinos as the largest immigrant group in the country, according to a new analysis of census data.

Asians to surpass Latinos as largest immigrant group in U.S., study finds

According to new demographic projections by the Pew Research Center, Asians are likely to surpass Latinos as the nation's largest immigrant group by 2055, and will make up 38% of the foreign-born population by 2065, as the wave of new arrivals from Latin America slows but trans-Pacific migration continues apace.

Asians Projected to Become the Largest Immigrant Group, Surpassing Hispanics

On the whole, the total population of Asians in the United States will rise to 14% by 2065. (We currently make up about 6%.) Meanwhile, whites are projected to become less than half of the U.S. population by 2055 and 46% by 2065. No racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of the U.S. population.

Some people are seeing this data and freaking out. Some people are shrugging like, "Yeah, that makes sense."

Make your preparations accordingly.

More from the Pew study here: Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065


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