Using new census data, the Brookings Institution shows how the demographic map of the US is being redrawn. The main segment of the US population in sharp decline is Euro-Americans, as well as young people under 18 in general.
The US Euro-American population has been in a sharp downward spiral for a long time. For example, data from 2016 from the U.S. Census Bureau, which is responsible for the census, demonstrated this fact, which was subsequently analyzed by the think tank The Brookings Institution, including in a report published in August, which describes “annual changes from July 2016 to July 2021”.
Looking at age and ethnic grouping, it is clear that Americans outside the Euro-American population make up an increasingly large share of the population in all demographic groups. The groups increasing most in size are primarily Hispanics.
Moreover, analysis of age changes shows that young people under 18 and prime working age individuals (18-59) have declined exceptionally in size.
The US population as a whole grew by 392,665 individuals between July 2020 and July 2021, down from over 1 million in each of the previous three years and over 2 million in 2016-17. The 2020 census brings the country’s population to 331 million.