Texas Hispanics Edge Closer to Becoming the State’s Biggest Ethnic Group

From Dallas Observer (read full article here)

Texas’ white plurality is this close to being over, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Any day now, it seems, the state is set to become majority Hispanic.

According to the bureau’s 2018 population estimates, Texas has about 11.9 million white, non-Hispanic residents, compared with 11.4 million self-identified Hispanic residents. In 2010, the earliest year for which data is provided in the Census report, there were 9.5 million Hispanics living in Texas, compared with 11.4 million non-Hispanic whites.

While Hispanic population growth has easily outpaced white population growth from 2010 to 2018, the differences in growth over the last year are even starker. Texas’ white population grew by about 24,000 residents in 2018. Its Hispanic population grew by almost 215,000.

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