National Geographic : 2018 Apr
90 national geographic • april 2018 The Changing Complexion of Youth In less than two years, white children who are not Hispanic will no longer be the majority among those under 18 years old in the United States, the Census Bureau estimates. By then, children who are now considered minorities—Latino, black, Asian, and others—will outnumber them, although non-Hispanic white children will remain the largest racial or ethnic group. Within a few decades, the entire non-Hispanic white population in the country will also no longer be the majority. Non-Hispanic white children make up less than 1% of youth in Duval (top) and Starr Counties in Texas. Kalawao County, on Hawaii’s Molokai island, with an under-18 population of just four people, is the only county that has no non-Hispanic whites. The under-18 populations of Nebraska’s Grant County (left) and Hooker County (right)—163 and 109 respectively— are 100% white. Custer County, Idaho, with an under-18 population of 768, is one of four rural, low-population counties where all the youths are white. The youth population of Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota—home to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation—is 2% white.