The growing Latino population in the United States reached a new milestone to exceed 50 million, 16.3%. Officially considered the younger population is in fact the second largest group, representing almost one quarter of children under 18.
From 2000 to 2010 the Hispanic population grew 43%, compared with other groups, which together grew by 5%. The nation as a whole has grown 9.7%.
The most significant trend, however, seems to be again the nation’s 50.5 million Latinos, whose massive expansion accounted for more than half the overall growth of the nation of 27.3 million people, a new U.S. general population of 308.7 million, authorities said.
The growth is concentrated in metropolitan areas and in the west and south. Communities are the fastest growing suburbs, such as Lincoln, California, outside Sacramento.
Source: CNN Mexico