Report: 44 Percent Of Millennials Part Of Minority, Ethnic Groups

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A new Census Bureau report finds that millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers, while millennials are becoming more diverse.

A new report finds that millennials outnumber baby boomers — 83.1 million to 75.4 million – and now represent more than one quarter of the U.S. population.

The report also shows that millennials are more diverse, with 44.2 percent being part of a minority or ethnic group.

The youngest Americans are even more diverse than millennials.

“Even more diverse than millennials are the youngest Americans: those younger than 5 years old. In 2014, this group became majority-minority for the first time, with 50.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group,” the press release states.

The Census Bureau report found that the percentage of minorities has climbed in the last decade, rising from 32.9 percent in 2004 to 37.9 percent in 2014.

Hawaii (77 percent), Washington, D.C. (64.2 percent), California (61.5 percent), New Mexico (61.1 percent) and Texas (56.5 percent) are majority-minority.

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