New Census Report: Hispanic Growth Skyrockets!

Anyone in business should take major note of this major news…

The Hispanic population in the United States grew by 43% in the last decade, surpassing 50 million and accounting for about 1 out of 6 Americans, the Census Bureau reported recently. Analysts seized on data showing that the growth was propelled by a surge in births in the U.S., rather than immigration, pointing to a growing generational shift in which Hispanics continue to gain political clout and, by 2050, could make up a third of the U.S. population. “In the adult population, many immigrants helped the increase, but the child population is increasingly more Hispanic,” said D’Vera Cohn, a senior writer at the Pew Research Center. In 2010, Hispanics made up 23% of people under the age 18, compared with 17% in 2000.

In California, 51% of children are Hispanic, up from 44% in 2000. Overall, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the 27.3 million U.S. population increase since 2000. About 75% of Hispanics live in the nine states that have long-standing Hispanic populations — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York and Texas. That figure is down from 81% in 2000, indicating the population has begun dispersing to other parts of the country, particularly in the Southeast, Cohn said. Source: LA Times


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