White Texans are still the largest racial group, but the future of Texas is in the hands of Hispanics, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The majority of older generations of Texans are still white, but almost 68 PERCENT of all Texans aged 19 and younger are non-white.
Among Texans 65 and older, almost two-thirds are white. The ethnic demographics of the state are completely reversing, reports the Texas Tribune.
In Starr County, part of the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border, 95.8 percent of the population is Hispanic. The growth is not just limited to the border – counties surrounding Houston, Austin and Dallas have also experienced a huge growth explosion in the Hispanic population.
Statewide, Hispanics are the fastest-growing population in Texas, making it likely that Texas will soon be joining New Mexico and California where Hispanics are the ruling majority.
Nationally, the growth of the Hispanic population is not only due to legal and illegal immigration, but also simply because Hispanics have more babies.
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