Latinos exceed 50% of U.S. population growth

It's no secret that Latinos are the fastest-growing traditionally underrepresented group in the country. But a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center reveals that Latinos accounted for over half of the overall U.S. population growth since 2000. Compared to Latino-population-growth patterns in the 1990s, there were some specific changes found. During that period, although the Latino population expanded rapidly, the growth only accounted for less than 40 percent of the nation's total population increase. But from 2000 to 2007, Latinos made up 50.5 percent of the total U.S. population growth.


Another significant change cited in the report was about natural increase versus international migration. In the '90s, the growth was largely due to international migration, but in recent years, there have been more natural increases (births minus deaths).


Source: Diversity Inc. October 2008



Ira S Wolfe