Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Hispanic population is expected to reach about 106 million in 2050, about double what it is today, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population projections
Since 1970, the Hispanic population has grown 592%, largely because of the arrival of new immigrants from Latin America — especially Mexico. By comparison, the U.S. population overall has grown 56% over the same period. Between 2000 and 2010 alone, Hispanics made up more than half of U.S. population growth. The Census Bureau projects that the Hispanic immigrant population will grow by 57% from 2015 to 2050. The Census Bureau projects that the total Hispanic population will grow by 86% between 2015 and 2050. According to the new projections, by 2060, the Hispanic population is projected to be 119 million. In the 1990s, the Hispanic population grew by 8.1 million due to immigration and 7 million due to births. During the 2000s, Hispanic births (9.6 million) exceeded the number of new Hispanic immigrants (6.5 million). In 2010, 26% of Hispanic newlyweds married someone who was not Hispanic.