8/11/2005

Texas Becomes a Majority-Minority State - Yahoo! News

EL PASO, Texas - Texas has become the fourth state to have a non-white majority population, the U.S.
Census Bureau said Thursday, a trend driven by a surging number of Hispanics moving to the state.

According to the population estimates based on the 2000 Census, about 50.2 percent of Texans are now minorities. In the 2000 Census, minorities made up about 47 percent of the population in the second-largest state.

Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii as states with majority-minority populations — with Hispanics the largest group in every state but Hawaii, where it is Asian-Americans.

Five other states — Maryland, Mississippi, Georgia, New York and Arizona — aren't far behind, with about 40 percent minorities.

Texas Becomes a Majority-Minority State - Yahoo! News

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