Republicans have talked the need to win a larger share of the minority vote, and new projections from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest that that could be an even bigger key in coming elections as the U.S. goes through a historic population shift.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig reports:

Come 2043, minorities will make up the majority.

(Ortman) "Meaning that the non-Hispanic, white-alone population, while it remains the largest single group, will no longer remain the numeric majority."

Dropping as low as 43% of the U.S. population in 2060, according to Census Bureau demographer Jennifer Ortman.  The Hispanic population projected to double in that time to 31%.

Whites are no longer the majority among newborns, and will fall under 50% for those under age 18 within a decade.

(Ortman) "Our projections show that that population will become majority minority in 2018."

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.