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New prediction: U.S. to become "multicultural majority nation" in August 2014
The United States of America will soon reach a tipping point where it passes the 50% mark in its multicultural mix. The time and date are set: on August 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm EDT, the U.S. will become a "multicultural majority nation".
Existing projections for a multicultural America, using only individual race and Hispanic origin status, put the minority-majority tipping point at 2043.
This new 2014 tipping point was calculated by EthniFacts using the Interethnic Proximity Index (IPI), a proprietary algorithm that takes into account multiracial populations, intermarried couples, mixed households, and residence location among other factors to provide a truer indicator of multicultural influence in American society and New Mainstream consumer markets.
You can see the clock ticking on the website, America Reimagined that was launched June 3. The website heralds the change.
"WELCOME TO NOW! Change has come to America and with it, challenges and opportunities. The unprecedented demographic and social shifts that are reshaping the country have far-reaching implications for the future vitality and endurance of American values, the national culture, consumerism, and civic participation.
"EthniFacts has embarked on a comprehensive, statistically-grounded examination of the core components of multicultural consumerism and civic and social engagement in the United States and is building a predictive model of future scenarios."
In addition to the U.S. Countdown clock, the America Reimagined also features clocks showing the next state (South Carolina) and next metro area (Seattle/Tacoma) projected to cross the multicultural tipping point, August 1st and July 19th, respectively.
“The U.S. is at a point of transformative demographic change and it’s clear that census projections only tell part of the story,” said EthniFacts CEO Mike Lakusta. “Factoring in intermarriage and the steep growth of multiracial and interethnic households, along with the growing percentage of non-Hispanic whites who are related to and/or cohabitate with people of other races and ethnicities, in addition to close proximity neighborhoods, is a much more accurate way to measure the true breadth and depth of the nation's economic, cultural and social shift."
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