NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Data from the 2020 Census is out after being delayed by the pandemic.
It shows the country is more racially and ethnically diverse.READ MORE: RFK Bridge Lanes Closed After Police-Involved Shooting, Trooper Struck By Vehicle
The white, non-Hispanic population declined for the first time in the nation’s history but remains the largest racial group.READ MORE: Dr. Fauci Says He 'Would Not Be Surprised' If Omicron COVID Variant Is Already In US
Overall, the U.S. population grew just over 7%.
Meanwhile, according to the Census, New York City’s population has grown and is now 8.8 million.MORE NEWS: Nassau Police: Emya Johnson, 15, Reported Missing From Syosset After Visiting Family In The Bronx