Thursday, July 10, 2014

Immigration Isn’t Driving Hispanic Population Growth


Ben Casselman writes that migration from Latin America, and especially Mexico, is falling and has been overtaken by immigration from Asia. Those trends are driving a major shift in the broader U.S. Latino population. The Latino population is growing quickly. More than 54 million U.S. residents identified as Hispanic in 2013, up 15 percent from five years earlier. Hispanics now make up 17 percent of the population, up from 15 percent in 2008.


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