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.
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