Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A Browner America

Between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005, the US population grew by 2.8 million nearly half were Hispanics. Hispanic women typically have 3 children in their lifetime compared to the 1.8 for non-Hispanic whites and there are 8.2 Hispanic births for every Hispanic death. Forty-five percent of children under the age of 5 are from a racial or ethnic minority. Hispanic are the largest minority group in the US with 42.7 million growing at a rate of 3.3 percent compared to African-Americans 39.7 million growing at 1.3 percent. The non-Hispanic white population is growing at a rate of 0.3 percent.

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