US minority population makes major strides

Published On: May 18 2012 10:10:04 AM EDT   Updated On: May 18 2012 10:37:51 AM EDT

On May 17, the U.S. Census Bureau released a set of estimates showing that 50.4 percent of our nation's population younger than age 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011. Read on to learn more interesting new facts about race within the U.S. population.

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There was a small uptick in the nation's median age, from 37.2 years in 2010 to 37.3 in 2011. The 65-and-older population increased from 40.3 million to 41.4 million over the period and included 5.7 million people 85 and older.

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