Hispanics Represent More Than Half of U.S. Population Growth Since 2000

Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010 that showcases the dramatic growth among the Hispanic population in the U.S. since 2000. 

Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, said, “If I were an advertiser, I’d study patterns in geographic areas and use those data to target messages and in-language media buys for areas with large non-English speaking populations”.

 

Highlights of the Report:

  • More than half of the growth in the total U.S. population between 2000 and 2010 was from Hispanics.

 

  • Since 2000, the Hispanic population grew by 43% to 50.5 million while the non-Hispanic White population grew at the slowest rate, just 5%.  Today, Hispanics represent 16% of the U.S. population.

 

  • For the first time, Hispanic growth increased faster than African Americans and non-Hispanic Whites in the South.  The number of Hispanics doubled in six states.

 

Media outlets reporting the information:

Media Post

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=147279

CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/24/census.hispanics/index.html

ABC

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/census-data-reveals-changed-american-landscape/story?id=13206427

USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-03-24-hispanics-census_N.htm

Univision

http://www.univision.net/corp/en/pr/New_York_18032011-1.html

Fox News

http://politics.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=23888&content=49897178&pageNum=-1

NBC

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/national/new-census-milestone%3A-hispanics-reach-50-million

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