After rising another 1.2 million last year, the U.S. Hispanic population is now a record 59.9 million according to recent U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, the Washington Examiner reported.
The Examiner also cited Pew Research Center analysis of the new data which found that between 2008 and 2018, “Latinos accounted for about half (52%) of all U.S. population growth over this period.”
Every region in the U.S. saw growth, but the largest growth areas were in the south — including Florida and Texas. There were also areas of historic growth not typically associated with Latinos, including North Dakota.
H/T: Washington Examiner