2010 Census Shows Nation’s Hispanic Population Grew Four Times Faster Than Total U.S. Population

The U.S. Census Bureau released on May 26, 2011 a 2010 Census brief on the nation’s Hispanic population, which shows the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010 and accounted for more than half of the total U.S. population increase of 27.3 million. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation’s 9.7 percent growth rate.

The Hispanic Population: 2010 brief looks at an important part of our nation’s changing ethnic diversity with a particular focus on Hispanic origin groups, such as Mexican, Dominican and Cuban.

For additional details visit: http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn146.html

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