Latinos: More Than Half U.S. Population Growth

The Hispanic population in the U.S. accounted for more than half of the total population growth in the country outpacing other demographic groups, according to a U.S. Census Bureau brief released last week.

The Census brief, Hispanic Population: 2010, shows that the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or at a rate of four times faster than the rest of the U.S.   Another finding was that Mexicans and Mexican Americans make up the largest Hispanic group nationwide and in 4o states.

The U.S. population increased by a total of 27.3 million from 2000 to 2010 and Hispanics accounted for 15.2 million.

The brief also lays out the distribution of Hispanics across the country.  The Hispanic population has continued to remain concentrated in the same three states: California with 27.8 percent, Texas with 18.7 percent and Florida with 8.4 percent.

The South and the Midwest saw the most increased numbers of Hispanics.  In the South, the Hispanic population grew by 57 percent, and the Midwest saw a jump by 49 percent.

In other trends within the Hispanic population, each of the following three groups surpassed the 1 million mark, Salvadorans, Dominicans and Guatemalans.

Puerto Ricans are the second largest Hispanic group at 9 percent and Cubans are the third accounting for 4 percent of the total Hispanic population.

In the report, the Census Bureau uses the terms “Latino” and “Hispanic” interchangeably to denote those citizens residing in the United States who define themselves as “of Latino, Hispanic, or Spanish” origin.  Demographics of the Hispanic population are consequently based on the roots people identify as their own and not on their place of birth.

The information provided by the Census on Hispanics will be influential both for legislative redistricting and for deciding on the distribution of resources and services to each community based on its makeup and needs.

References:

Subscribe today!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Must Read

U.S. citizen detained overnight by ICE – they thought he was undocumented

Victor Landa July 6, 2017

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)  This is startling news. Up until last night at a dinner conversation I believed that the idea that an American citizen would be […]

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia – Trump, Gerrymandering and Money

NewsTaco June 8, 2017

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read, 34 minute listen)  It’s safe to say that the just-ended Texas legislative session was the most acrimonious in memory. We can talk for […]

Vietnam War veteran fears he could be deported

Victor Landa July 7, 2017

*This Vietnam veteran, born in Mexico, was awarded two Purple Hearts and given U.S. citizenship after his service. He’s misplaced his documents and after paying $345 the government wants more […]

Ted Cruz gets an earful in McAllen for July 4

Victor Landa July 5, 2017

*I’m posting this because it was mostly Latinos, organizing, protesting, making their voices heard. Everyone needs to know that Latinos in deep South Texas are standing up. VL By Patrick […]

The moment Florida cops pull over an Afro-Latina and find she’s the State Attorney

Victor Landa July 13, 2017

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Patrol cops in  Orlando, Florida, stopped a white sedan recently becasue they ran the tags and didn’t get a return, plus, the tint on the windows […]

Henry Cisneros: Why Can’t Americans See Latinos Are Country’s ‘Saving Grace’?

Victor Landa July 7, 2017

*Good question. I think it’s because we’re not the ones telling our story. We need to fight for our narrative. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News (1.5 minute read)  SAN […]

Remembering Gus Garcia, Mexican-American Civil Rights Pioneer

Victor Landa July 27, 2017

By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News (7.5 minute read)   In his heyday, Gus Garcia cut a dashing figure in Texas legal and social circles. He was a key member […]

A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump’s Border Wall

NewsTaco May 31, 2017

*This happened yesterday, while the rest of us were mesmerized by the Peckinpahesque implosion of the Trump administration, congress was moving a piece of legislation that would fund the Trumpian […]