Hispanics/Latinos are responsible for more than half of the state’s population growth since 2010, according to new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. As of July 2016, Texas has gained more than three times as many Hispanics/Latinos than Anglos this decade.
Anglos remain the state’s largest ethnic group with an estimated population of 11.9 million, up from 11.4 million in 2010. The state has an estimated 10.9 million Hispanics/Latinos, up from 9.5 million in 2010, and 3.3 million African-Americans, up from 2.9 million in 2010. The state has added nearly as many African-Americans (399K) as Anglos (444K) since 2010.
Asian-Americans represent the fastest-growing major ethnic group in the state. Since 2010, the estimated Asian-American population has increased more than 35%, rising to 1.3M from 960K.
As a share of the population, Anglos have slipped to 43% in 2016 from 46% in 2010.
Harris Co. has gained more Hispanics/Latinos than any other in the U.S., adding nearly 40K since 2010. Ten counties with a population of 50K or more have seen at least a 30% increase in their Hispanic/Latino population since 2010, and Donald Trump won all 10 of those counties in 2016,
Nearly half of the state’s population 19 and younger is Hispanic/Latino, significantly higher than other age groups. Hispanics/Latinos represent 42% of adults aged 20-39, 33% of adults aged 40-64 and 22% of adults 65 and older. Anglos’ share of those population groups shrinks as the cohort gets younger, falling from 64% of adults 65 and over to 33% of residents 19 and younger.
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