2009 U.S. Census: White population nationwide declines to 65 percent
Minorities now make up about 35% of the country's population, and about 57% of the population in California. Meanwhile, the white population continues to decline.
In 42 states, numbers show a loss of non-Hispanic whites under age 45. Nationally, this group declined by 8.4 million.
In contrast, the number of states in which the majority of children under 15 are minorities has increased, with Florida, Maryland, Georgia and Nevada bringing the number of such states to 10.
Much of the nation's demographic change is seen among children. In California, minorities make up 72% of those under age 15. In 2000, they made up 65%.
Nationally, 46% of children under 15 are minorities, compared with 40% in 2000.
In 2000, the District of Columbia and three states — Hawaii, New Mexico and California — had minority populations which exceeded 50%. In 2009, Texas joined that group.
2007 U.S. Census: White population nationwide declines to 66 percent
2005 U.S. Census: White population nationwide declines to 67 percent