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As America ages, generational gap between whites and minorities widens
As America ages, generational gap between whites and minorities widens

As the U.S. population ages and becomes more racially diverse, the country is seeing a widening demographic gap between older whites and young minorities -- a shift with significant social and economic implications for the future. Non-Hispanic white Americans made up almost 79% of the country's population of people older than 65 years old as of last July, but the white share of residents under 15 years of age slipped further to 51.8%, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data released Thursday. By comparison, Latinos accounted for 7.5% of people in the U.S. over 65, but almost 25% of those under 15. The large population gains of Latino and other minority youth mean...

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