In 13 of the 13 states for which the Census Bureau has released information thus far, the Hispanic populations have exceeded the Census’s most recent projections validating the explosive Hispanic growth we anticipated,” said Elizabeth Ellers, executive vice president, Corporate Research, Univision Communications Inc.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2010 data for Texas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Illinois, Vermont, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Based on an aggregation of these states, Hispanics are growing faster than expected:
ο The combined Hispanic population in the 13 released states grew 46.3% compared to the total U.S. Hispanic projected growth of 40.8%
ο When the 13 states are aggregated, Hispanic population growth is exceeding the Census’s most recent estimates by 5.1%, amounting to three-quarters of a million more Hispanics in those states than the Census expected, with 311,000 of those in Texas alone.
ο Hispanics have driven the overall population growth in Texas (65.0%), Oklahoma (50.8%), Indiana (43.4%), Arkansas (40.9%) and Virginia (32.8).
ο In Texas, Hispanics account for 65% of the overall state population growth - 1 out of every 3 individuals is Hispanic.
ο Minorities accounted for all growth among the total state population in Illinois and Hispanics contributed 72% of all minority growth in the state.
ο The Hispanic population in South Dakota more than doubled from 2000-2010.
ο In Oklahoma, Hispanics accounted for nearly 51% of the overall state population growth.
The U.S. Census is expected to release state by state information through March 2011.