Latino Demographic Trends

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The following quote comes from the Congressional Research Service, a March, 2011 report:

With the release of the results of the 2000 census, the growing role of Hispanics in the United States became apparent.  Numbering over 35 million at that time—and growing by more than 1.5 annually from both immigration and natural increase—Hispanics are now the nation’s largest minority.69 If current demographic trends continue, the population of Hispanic or Latino origin is projected to steadily increase as a percentage of the total U.S. population through 2050, rising from 12.6% in 2000 (or about one in seven persons) to 30.2% in 2050 (approaching one in every three persons) (see Figure 5).

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