The Changing Face Of America

The US Census Bureau has published a series of demographic charts on America’s young adults; ages 18-34, which were reported at Zero Hedge. Here are some of them along with some brief comments.

Percent of population age
18 to 34 who reported their ethnicity and race as something other than
non-Hispanic White. 

Percent of total population age 18 to 34 years who are foreign born

Percent of total population age 18 to 34 who speak a language other than English at home

The three charts above demonstrate the change in the ethnic make up of the general population brought about by the nation’s immigration policies. If this trend continues, it is easy to see how America’s culture will be altered for better or worse.

Percent of civilian population age 18 to 34 who are veterans

I was surprised by this trend. I would have expected the exact opposite, in as much as joining the military has often been seen as a good way to learn job skills and to prepare for the future.

Percent of total population age 18 to 34 who never married

It would be interesting to see if the trend of the number of new  births credited to this age demographic over the same time periods

Living With a Parent, Age 18 to 34

Percent of total population age 18 to 34 years with bachelor’s degree or higher

Living With a Parent, Age 18 to 34

Percent of total population age 18 to 34 years with bachelor’s degree or higher


Percent of total population age 18 to 34 who are employed

Median earnings for population age 18 to 34 with earnings who worked full-time, year-round (in 2013 inflation-adjusted dollars)

Percent
of total population age 18 to 34 for whom poverty status is determined
with income in the past 12 months below poverty level

These last charts tell us volumes about the piss poor economic and jobs recovery since the Great Recession; a recovery that seems only to be enjoyed by the One Percenters. They also tell us volumes about the decades of kicking-the-can-down-the-road approach to governing by our politicians. This 18-34 demographic is the one needed to pay for the Social Security and Medicare for the retiring Baby Boomers. This is the demographic which was supposed to pay for ObamaCare. I think the can kickers have run out of road.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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11 thoughts on “The Changing Face Of America

  1. This is what is changing the face of the world: those groups that breed in proliferation, are succeeding. They are just taking over countries demographically. In this respect, Russia was very lucky that the USSR collapsed, because its Asian/Moslem republics were reproducing at far higher rates than the Slavs. But for small countries in Europe, it will end their cultures as they knew them. And that goes for the US. Look at California: a one-party state. It is the mind of the Latin American peasantry. El caudillo etc.

  2. F***K Boehner. There goes my 30 year pension as my company soon will go under. What does this have to do with the Budget bill?? I have nothing more to say.
    PENSIONS:
    For the first time, the benefits of current retirees could be severely cut, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans. The change would alter 40 years of federal law and could affect millions of workers, many of them part of a shrinking corps of middle-income employees in businesses such as trucking, construction and supermarkets. Read more on this here.http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/congressional-leaders-hammer-out-deal-to-allow-pension-plans-to-cut-retiree-benefits/2014/12/09/4650d420-7ef6-11e4-9f38-95a187e4c1f7_story.html

  3. No es curioso que cuanto más la cara de América cambia la más racista nos convertimos ? Como siempre la verdad es más extraña que la ficción. Pero debemos creer los socialistas / comunistas / marxistas whjen nos dicen que 350 millones de personas que luchan por menos puestos de trabajo que 180 millones de personas lucharon durante 40 años debemos aplaudir su previsión y pragmatismo. ( I’m practicing my spanish lingo so I can get hired for the day at the Home Depot parking lot.)👨

  4. Some of the really wacky comments aside… Bunker, that old system was systematically destroyed by people you have vociferously supported. There isn’t a liberal or progressive in this country taht wanted, caused, or would have allowed that to happen. The Boomers are about to reap what they have sewn.

    JMJ

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