New US Census Brief Details Growing Latino Population

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 new report by the U.S. Census Bureau – Hispanic Population: 2010.

Among the many findings, include that the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or at a rate of four times faster than the rest of the U.S.

The Hispanic population, accounting for over 15.2 million,  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. Yet, Hispanics are branching out with the most increase in population being seen in the South and Midwest. In the South, the Hispanic population grew by 57 percent, and the Midwest saw a jump by 49 percent.

While the largest Latino group continue to be Mexican and Mexican-Americans,  many of today’s Hispanic immigrants come from a variety of countries including over 1 million individuals from Salvadorans, Dominicans and Guatemalans.

Read the full report here: http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf

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