US minority population makes major strides

Published On: May 18 2012 11:45:52 AM EDT

On May 17, the U.S. Census Bureau released a set of estimates showing that 50.4 percent of our nation's population younger than age 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011. Read on to learn more interesting new facts about race within the U.S. population.

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There were 114 million minorities in 2011, or 36.6 percent of the U.S. population. In 2010, it stood at 36.1 percent.