2. Joseph, What We Learned - Four Census Takeaways, 2011

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What We Learned: Four Census Takeaways  By Cameron Joseph March 24, 2011 The Census Bureau on Thursday completed its release of detailed state-by-state snapshots of how the U.S.  population looks and where it lives as of 2010. Here are four significant findings. 1.         The Hispanic population grew fast, and grew everywhere.  Latinos are now 16.3 percent of the U.S. population, up from 12.5 percent in 2000 and 9 percent in 1990.  Hispanics accounted for more than half of the nation’s total growth in the last decade, and there are more  than twice as many Latinos in the U.S. now than there were in 1990. States that have long had high numbers of Hispanics saw those populations continue to grow, but many  others with historically few Latino residents experienced a big influx of Hispanics. There are now 17 states  where Latinos make up at least 10 percent of the population, including Kansas, Rhode Island, and Utah.  Hispanics now represent at least a quarter of the population in five states, while eight states saw the  number of Hispanics double. Latinos make up an even higher proportion of the nation's youth: Almost a quarter of U.S. children are  Hispanic, and they are the majority of children in California and Texas. “We are not a minority population; we are the future population,” said Arturo Vargas, executive director of  the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Politically, this bodes well for Democrats: Hispanic voters have long leaned Democratic, and recent hard-
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