It’s the dawn of a new decade. What will the next 10 years have in store?

I asked Dudley Poston, a sociologist and demographer at Texas A&M University, to peer into the future for us. He ran the numbers on the U.S. population and identified several major demographic shifts ahead.

Even today, on the second day of the new year, some of those changes are already apparent.

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The U.S. will undergo some significant shifts in the next decade.

3 big ways that the US will change over the next decade

Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University

The number of old people will increase, while the proportion of white Americans will continue to fall.

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