Texas Gets Grande: Social Explorer Numbers in the New York Times by Sydney Beveridge
In the New York Times article, “Population ‘Tipping Point’ in Texas, as Hispanics Get Closer to Parity with Whites,” James McKinley Jr. explores the increase, the demographics behind it and the implications for redistricting. Graphics featuring Census and Social Explorer data accompany the article.
A phenomenal surge in Hispanics has fueled the population growth in Texas, which gained more people over the last decade than any other state, according to United States Census Bureau figures released on Thursday.
People who identify themselves as Hispanic accounted for two-thirds of the state’s growth in the last decade. Hispanics now make up 38 percent of the state’s 25.1 million people, up from 32 percent a decade ago.