That number is 18% of the American population and it will continue to grow irregardless of Donald Trump’s efforts to stop it….
The Hispanic population in the United States grew by 1.2 million people from 2017 to 2018, reaching 59.9 million in 2018, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly-released U.S. Census figures.
Hispanics in the United States now account for 18 percent of the population, up from 16 percent 10 years ago, according to the report.The demographic group’s rapid growth over the last decade slowed somewhat in recent years, but still outpaces whites and African Americans, and lags only behind Asian American demographic growth.
While the Hispanic population grew on average 3.4 percent each year from 2005 to 2010, its growth has slowed to about 2 percent a year from 2015 to 2018.
Over the same period, the white population has remained stable, while the African-American population has grown by less than one percent, and the Asian American population has grown by 2.8 percent.
Regionally, the Hispanic population has grown most quickly in the South, both proportionately and in absolute numbers.
Over the last decade, the South’s Hispanic population has grown by 33 percent, adding 5.6 million people. Comparatively, the West has seen the lowest relative growth, 19 percent, adding 3.8 million to an already sizable Hispanic constituency…..
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