The death rate among Caucasian Americans outstripped the birth rate in 17 states in 2014, compared to just four in 2004, the University of New Hampshire found.
While Latino, black and Asian populations continue to grow, soaring death rates among white middle-aged Americans – combined with the fact that white families are having less children – mean certain states are seeing falling Caucasian populations.
White Americans are reportedly dying faster thanks to a silent ‘epidemic’ of deaths from suicides, drug and alcohol poisoning.
More white people are dying than being born in a third of the states, according to new research. Even worldwide Europanic peoples are declining in numbers :
The trend, which affects both rural or desert areas, such as Nevada and Arizona, to states with large metropolitan areas, such as California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, has already begin to shake up America’s demographics.
‘The fact that this was going on in states that contain such a substantial part of the U.S. population stunned even me,’ Kenneth Johnson, sociology professor at the university and co-author of the research told the Wall Street Journal.
‘We’re probably going to see it in several more states’ in the years to come.
The research, based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics, focuses on white births and deaths from 1999 to 2014.