Posted on January 17, 2024

Multicultural Americans to Become Majority Population by 2050: Report

Cheyanne M. Daniels, The Hill, January 17, 2024

A new analysis has found that minority Americans will make up the majority of the nation’s population by 2050.

Using data from the American Community Survey, Collage Group found that since 2021, America’s multicultural population has increased by nearly 4 million.

About 192.2 million white Americans make up about 58 percent of the population. Black, Hispanic, Asian and other races account for about 141.1 million Americans, according to the group’s report.

By 2050, Hispanic Americans are expected to have the most population growth — an increase of about 6 percent — while the white population is expected to decrease by about 11 percent.

“The growth in Multicultural populations in the U.S. means these segments wield immense influence. Their desire for diverse perspectives and a deep understanding of their cultural identity by brands and organizations will be ever more critical in the future,” Sudipti Kumar, director of multicultural Insights at Collage Group, told The Hill in a statement.


But the demographic change also could mean an increase in the need for foreign language services.

While most Hispanics speak English proficiently, more than two-thirds speak Spanish at home. Nine percent of Black Americans speak non-English at home, and 68 percent of Asian Americans speak a non-English language at home.