ST. PAUL - For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S.
The Census Bureau reports children younger than one who are minority has tipped past the 50 percent mark.
In Minnesota, minorities make up about 28 percent of those younger than one.
State demographer Susan Brower tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press diversity in Minnesota has been increasing at much the same rate as the U.S. overall, but the state began at a much lower level.
Minorities make up the majority of the under age five population in three Minnesota counties Ramsey, Mahnomen and Nobles.
While Mahnomen County has long been predominantly American Indian, Nobles County has attracted minorities to work in the agriculture industry.