Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Hispanic Growth

From the USAToday:

Hispanics remain the USA's fastest-growing minority group, but most of their population increase comes from births here rather than immigration, according to Census Bureau estimates released Tuesday.

As debate over immigration policy roils the nation, government numbers show that 60% of the 1.3 million new Hispanics in 2005 are citizens because they were born here.

More from the Washington Post:

Nearly half of the nation's children under 5 are racial or ethnic minorities, and the percentage is increasing mainly because the Hispanic population is growing so rapidly, according to a census report released today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few weeks ago on this blog there was an article that suggested that Mexican fertility had fallen to levels that almost matched the US.

At the time my response was that large numbers of Mexico's young people were in America and that there fertility rates had no fallen but had merely shifted locations. These articles seem to support my contention.

5/10/2006 11:29 AM  

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