Saturday, March 26, 2011

1 In 4 US Children Are Hispanic, 1 In 6 Americans Are Hispanic: Hispanics Were More Than Half Of US Population Increase Since 2000

From "More than half of population hike is Hispanic" By Associated Press:
according to U.S. Census Bureau findings from the 2010 count that were released Thursday ... showed that Hispanics accounted for more than half of the nation’s population increase over the past decade.
in a surprising show of growth, Hispanics exceeded estimates in most states as they crossed a new census milestone: 50 million, or almost 1 in 6 Americans.
The final count: 196.8 million whites, 37.7 million blacks, 50.5 million Hispanics and 14.5 million Asians.

Hispanics and Asians were the two fastest-growing demographic groups, increasing about 42 percent from 2000. Hispanics, now number 1 in 6 Americans; among U.S. children, roughly 1 in 4 are Hispanic.

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