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The future of the United States immigrant population in one graphic

Jihye Jang of Korea participates in a naturalization ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center on July 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Here's something you probably knew: Asians have become the fastest growing minority in this country.

Today, the Pew Research Center released new analysis that shows that by 2055, Asians will pass Latinos as the largest immigrant group in the country.

Here's a graphic that shows past, present and projected future pivots in the country's immigrant population:


Of course these numbers will translate into a country that looks very different from what it looks like now. Here's a paragraph from the Pew report that summarizes the effect on the overall population:

"Non-Hispanic whites are projected to become less than half of the U.S. population by 2055 and 46% by 2065. No racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of the U.S. population. Meanwhile, Hispanics will see their population share rise to 24% by 2065 from 18% today, while Asians will see their share rise to 14% by 2065 from 6% today."

via NPR's The Two-Way

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