A Growing Population
A look at demographic trends of the growing Hispanic population in the United States.
This paper examines and analyzes demographic trends and indicators of the ever increasing Hispanic community in the United States. The assessment is that the community will be as large as the African-American community in the near future.
“Researchers in demographics have persistently foretold that the rapidly growing Hispanic population would inevitably develop into the leading minority group in the United States. Updated data released from the 2000 census reveal that this belief is fast approaching actualization. The data indicates that America’s Hispanic population grew by 58% during the 1990s, putting Hispanics practically equal with African Americans as the country’s biggest minority group. Most demographers predicted that the Hispanic population would equal or exceed African Americans by 2005. But that may occur sooner than initially anticipated. (Travierso, Maria., 2001, 1) How has this approaching dominance among minorities occurred and what does this mean to the U.S. population at large?”