Saturday, October 3, 2015

Asians to Surpass Hispanics as Largest Foreign-Born Group in U.S. by 2055

Fueled by arrivals from Asia, immigrants and their children will account for the lion’s share of U.S. population growth over the next 50 years, according to a Pew Research Center study.

Between 2015 and 2065, the U.S. population is expected to increase 36% to 441 million. Immigrants and their offspring will make up 88% of that increase, or 103 million people, according to the new research.

The projections, which account for both legal and illegal immigration, are based on analysis of government data from the U.S. Census, held every 10 years, and the American Community Survey, which samples a percentage of the population every year.

In a shift, Asians now represent the only group whose numbers are rising because of immigration—and they are on pace to surpass Hispanics as the largest foreign-born group in 2055, the study found.

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