Data Snapshot: Hispanic Population of Child-Bearing Age Grows, but Births Diminish

Kenneth Johnson, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus


The U.S. population grew by just 0.62 percent last year, the smallest rate of increase in eighty years. Future growth now depends on minority population gains, because the white population is no longer growing. Hispanics are the largest minority group and now account for the majority of U.S. population gain.