Never saw this one coming… (ahem)
1-in-6. That begs the question, ‘What nationality are the remaining 5?’
(MSLSD) In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Also, pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America’s population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest.
The Census Bureau on Thursday will release its first set of national-level findings from the 2010 count on race and migration, detailing a decade in which rapid minority growth, aging whites and increased suburbanization were the predominant story lines.
Racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up an unprecedented 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos. Currently the fastest growing group, Hispanics are on track to exceed 50 million, or roughly 1 in 6 Americans; among U.S. children, Hispanics are now roughly 1 in 4.
Census takers do not differentiate between respondents based on immigration status, spokesman Tom Edwards told msnbc.com.
“It’s a population count, so we don’t ask about citizenship,” he said. “They’re just counted. We don’t ask whether they’re legal or illegal.”
Based on a Pew Hispanic Center analysis, the 2010 count of Hispanics was on track to be 900,000 higher than expected as their ranks surpassed census estimates in roughly 40 states. Many of their biggest jumps were in the South, including Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina and Louisiana, where immigrants made large inroads over the last decade.
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“There is excitement,” said Brad Gentry, 48, of Houston, Mo., who publishes the weekly paper in Texas County, noting that the U.S. population center typically carries symbolic meaning as the nation’s heartland. “It is putting a spotlight on a corner of the world that doesn’t get much attention. Most residents are proud of our region and like the idea that others will learn our story through this recognition.”
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Janet Napolitano, the Queen of doublespeak: HERE
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Obama tattles on Arizona to the United Nations: HERE
Arizona declares war on Obama regime over immigration failures: HERE
Anchor babies: HERE