Millennial generation is most diverse yet, and the next generation is following suit
With a population of about 83.1 million, millennials represent more than one quarter of the American population.
The recent census also showed that millennials are more diverse than the generations that preceded them, with 44.2 percent of the millennial population being made up of a minority race or ethnic group.
As a whole, millennials have clearly indicated that diversity is important as more than just a buzzword or a box to check on a survey. The millennial generation has proven that while diversity is important socially and globally, it's also necessary to have a wide range of diversity in the workplace.
While diversity has taken on an entirely new meeting with the millennial generation, it is important to note that the youngest Americans (under the age of 5-years-old), are even more diverse than the millennial generation, setting the stage for an even wider spectrum of diversity in America.
In fact, in just the past decade, the population as a whole has become more ethnically and racially diverse. The percentage of minorities climbed by over five percent in 10 years, from 32.9 percent in 2004 to 37.9 percent in 2015.
When we look at the population's diversity with these younger age groups, we can see that the population as a whole has become more racially and ethnically diverse in just the last decade, with the percentage of minorities climbing from 32.9 percent in 2004 to 37.9 percent in 2014.
So what does this tell us? Well, America is only getting more diverse from here, and before long, the "white majority" may actually become an American population minority.
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