Friday, March 25, 2011

U.S. can thank Spanish-speakers for majority of its growth in last decade

Census 2010: 50.5 Million Hispanics:
Accounting for More Than Half of Nation's Growth in Past Decade
The 2010 Census counted 50.5 million Hispanics in the United States: that's 16.3% of the total population. The nation's Latino population grew 43% over the decade. That group also gets the credit for most of the nation's growth:  56%----from 2000 to 2010.

Among children ages 17 and younger, there were 17.1 million Latinos, or 23.1% of this age group, according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center. The number of Latino children grew 39% over the decade. If you are foresighted at all, I won't have to draw you a picture on the implications of this data.

According to these latest Census estimates, Latinos now make up 18% (50 million people) of the nation's population. To put that into perspective, the U.S. Hispanic population is more numerous than the entire population of Canada.

Although the numbers of the Hispanic population since 2000----more than 15 million----was more than the totals for the last two decades, the growth rate of 43% was a bit slower than previous decades. Growth rates topped 50% in the 1980s (53%) and 1990s (58%).

Geographically, most Hispanics still live in nine states that have large, long-standing Latino communities----Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York and Texas----but the share living in other states has been growing. 

Despite the pattern of dispersion, however, there are more Latinos living in Los Angeles County (4.7 million) than in any state except California and Texas.

The states with the largest percent growth in their Hispanic populations include nine where the Latino population more than doubled, including a swath in the southeast United States----Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina. The Hispanic population also more than doubled in Maryland and South Dakota.

The report includes state rankings and totals for the size, share and percent growth of the overall Hispanic population and the population of Hispanic children under age 18. Also available on the Pew Hispanic Center's website are Excel files containing Hispanic and non-Hispanic population totals in each of the nation's states.

The report, "Hispanics Account for More Than Half of Nation's Growth in the Past Decade," authored by Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer, Pew Hispanic Center, D'Vera Cohn, Senior Writer, Pew Research Center, and Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center, is available at the Pew Hispanic Center's website,


claire said...

Very interesting, Billie. Now we must see how the Spanish-speakers start molding the US, adding their flavor to the culture.
Fascinating, really. Thank you.

Vicente Duque said...

The Laws of the Game :

The Possibility of a Free Trade Agreement between the USA and ANY Latin American Nation is inversely proportional to the military involvement of the USA abroad ( like in Libya, etc .... )

The number of "Terrorists" or would be "Terrorists" is also directly proportional to the USA involvement in said "Third World Countries".

The number of Border Patrols, Security Guards in the border and "Minutemen" increases in direct proportion with the fear of Bearded Beturbaned Islamic Terrorists. Because the Right Wing drums "Terrorism" for pressing the SB1070 Copycats and the persecution of "Illegals".

The number of Agricultural American Corporations that move to Mexico and Central America is directly proportional to the Peasant Labor that is deported to those countries. The same relation for AgriBusiness Capital.

The number of teachers needed in schools is directly proportional to the number of students, if you evict "Anchor Babies" like four year old Emily Ruiz that was kicked out being an American Citizen then that means that your post and "good and easy life" of a teacher is put in high risk. Emily was kicked out without her parents. The same relation for teaching employment in Universities in a few years. University Professors are also sent to the "Tower a London" to meet the AX ( with capitals ) but they wait a little ......

The Right Wing and Tea Party votes are directly proportional to fear of Immigrants and the Beturbaned Bearded dressed in White Pajamas in my Computer Game "America". But this last law has a lower coefficient during presidential elections. That means that drumming "Illegal Alien" is not so powerful in the presidentials and may be harmful for bigots, but is highly effective in midterms.

The number of youngsters that any Nation needs is directly proportional to its military adventures .... or to its declining Economic Strength ( like in noble intelligent Japan - just low birth rates for decades ! )

So in order to instill more military might and new economic blood ( like buying new homes, diapers, milk bottles and baby stuff ) you may need "Anchor Babies" if your national uterus are failing with low birth rates.

So more Military Involvement abroad brings the need for more immigrants, unless women are superbly productive in their wombs. Because it is impossible to rule the World only with Computers, Missiles and Drones, you need manpower.

Vicente Duque