The number of multiracial babies jumped by ten-fold over the last four decades, according to data in a new report from the Pew Research Center. The findings were derived from Census Bureau data and were contained in the new report released Thursday titled Multiracial in America. In 1970, only 1 percent of children under the age of 1 were multiracial. By 2013, 10 percent were.
Pew attributed this growth to the rise in mixed-race couples and said that Census Bureau projections have the multiracial population on track to triple by 2060. The Pew report finds more generally that the demographic of multiracial Americans is growing three times more quickly than the general population.