Following is a news brief from the Associated Press:
The Hispanic population in Texas is exploding, accounting for two-thirds of the state’s staggering growth since 2000 and now making up 38 percent of the total population, new figures show.
The Anglo population has now dropped to 45.3 percent of the total. Blacks make up 11.5 percent of the population. The figures, obtained by The Associated Press, were given Wednesday to state leaders.
The U.S. Census Bureau will officially release Texas data at about 2 p.m. today.
When it does, I will analyze population data pertaining to the seven counties in the Crossroads, and report later tonight and on Friday about the results.
For your quick reference -- and for the basis of my comparison to 2010 -- following is a county-by-county breakdown of the Hispanic population in the Crossroads and the corresponding percentage of total county population, according to 2000 U.S. Census data.
2000 CENSUS BREAKDOWN
* Victoria – 32,959 Hispanics; 39 percent (of the total 84,091 population).
* Calhoun – 8,448 Hispanics; 41 percent (of the total 20,647 population).
* DeWitt – 5,452 Hispanics; 27 percent (of the total 20,009 population).
* Goliad – 2,439 Hispanics; 35 percent (of the total 6,930 population).
* Jackson – 3,551 Hispanics; 25 percent (of the total 14,391 population).
* Lavaca – 2,183 Hispanics; 11 percent (of the total 19,210 population).
* Refugio – 3,490 Hispanics; 45 percent (of the total 7,828 population).
Do you think the Hispanic population in each of our regional counties will also show significant growth during the last decade?
Thanks for your input,
Gabe Semenza, Advocate public service editor
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