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White, Non-Hispanic Children Population Change, 2010-2020


The decline in the percentage of white, non-Hispanic Americans isn’t likely to be a short-term phenomenon. A Social Explorer analysis of newly released Census data shows that the percentage of white Americans younger than 18 fell in 2,871 of the nation’s 3,143 counties between 2010 and 2020. Overall, there were roughly 5.1 million fewer white Americans living in the U.S. in 2020 than in the previous decade.

The percentage of young adults fell most sharply in rural counties. Schleicher County, Texas, located on the Edwards Plateau, suffered the sharpest decline in young white people, losing almost 70 percent of its white children. It was followed by Ziebach County, S.D. (-68 percent), Aleutians West Census Area (-58 percent), Starr County, Texas (-58 percent), and McPherson County, Neb. (-55 percent). Use Social Explorer’s award-winning mapping and report tools to see where this once-burgeoning segment of the population is declining.


White, Non-Hispanic Children Population Change, 2010-2020. Click here to explore further.

Author: Frank Bass

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