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Unformatted text preview: Population The U.S. Texas (Pct) 1900 76 million 3.1 million (4.0%) 1960 179 million 9.6 million (5.3%) 2001 285 million 21.3 million (7.5%) 2004 294 million 22.5 million (7.7%) 2008 304 million 24.3 million (7.99%) 2025 338 million 27.2 million (8.0%) African American Population The U.S. (Pct) Texas (Pct) 1999 34.8 mil (12.8%) 2.5 mil (12.3%) 2004 34.8 mil (12.8%) 2.5 mil (12.3%) 2008 39.1 mil (12.9%) 2.9 mil (11.9%) 2025 47.1 mil (13.9%) 3.9 mil (14.2 %) Hispanic Population The U.S. (Pct) Texas (Pct) 1999 31.3 mil (11.5%) 6.0 mil (30.2%) 2000 35.3 mil (12.5%) 6.7 mil (32%) 2008 46.9 mil (15.4%) 8.87 mil (36.5%) 2025 61.4 mil (18.2%) 10.2 mil (37.6%) 1 The People of Texas The Census The state's history has been marked by a succession of immigrations which have added to the original Indian population Spaniards, Anglo-Saxons (some bringing African slaves), and Europeans, Asians, and Mexicans. The oil price depression of the late 1980s brought a brief outflow of migration, but the long-term pattern of immigration resumed in the early 1990s. 1 The People of Texas The Census Critics of the census contend that it misses millions of poor people and that, in 1980, 1990, and 2000 the population of Texas was undercounted by several hundred thousand people. The increasing population gave Texas three additional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 and two more in 2000, bringing the total to thirty-two. 1 The People of Texas The Census By 2000 Hispanics accounted for 32% of the states population and African Americans comprised 11.5%. If present population growth continues past 2005, a majority of Texas population will be Hispanic by 2030. 1 The People of Texas The Distribution of Population Population distribution in Texas reflects patterns of migration, the influence of geography and climate, and the location of cities. Reflecting migration patterns, the states Hispanic population remains concentrated in South and West Texas while African Americans are concentrated in the eastern half of the state. The decreasing capacity of the climate to support intensive farming as one moves west and the heavy concentration of population in the states urban areas are also important elements in the distribution of population. 1 The People of Texas The Political Relevance of Population The economic differences between the Anglo population and the Mexican American and African American populations produce economic and political conflict....
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