Anne O'Brien

Increasing Diversity in US Population: charts as a beginning.

Discussion created by Anne O'Brien on May 28, 2009

The Carnegie Reporter, in an article entitled, "Blacks and Latinos in the U.S., Still an Evolving Relationship", (2009, 5, 24 ff.) includes charts that can serve as a starting point on the urgent need to attract diverse groups into science.  Data is well known; the charts are so clear!


The Decline of the White Majority: Shares of US Population 1980-2030.

Green = Non-White, and tan = White.

Vertical bars indicate the percentages of Non-White and White in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020, and 2030.

By 2030, the US population is expected to be 45% Non-White.


Diversity Within the Non-White US Population 1980-2030.

Green = Asian and other Non-White, tan = Hispanic, blue = Black.

Vertical bars again range from 1980 to 2030.

By 2030, 45% of US population is expected to be Non-White (10% Asian & other; 23% Hispanic, & 12% Black).

This Non-White population itself is expected to be 51% Hispanic, 27% Black, 22% Asian &other.