· Minorities contributed all of the growth in California with Hispanics accounting for 71 percent of the minority growth in the state.
· More than 14 million Hispanics reside in California.
· 38 percent of California state residents are of Hispanic origin.
· The Hispanic population in California grew 28 percent in the last decade.
· 77 percent of the Hispanic growth in the state was among Adults 18+, while 23 percent was among those under 18.
ÂThe new Census figures just released for California show double-digit growth in the Hispanic population in the state and mirrors the growth pattern we are seeing across the U.S.,Â said Elizabeth Ellers, executive vice president, Corporate Research, Univision Communications Inc.
Based on an aggregation of the 27 states releases thus far by the Census bureau:
· Hispanic population growth is exceeding the most recent Census estimates by more than four percent.
· Approximately 34.7 million Hispanics in the 27 states released as of 3-8-11.
· Hispanics contributed 59 percent of the overall population growth in those states.
· In the last decade, the Hispanic population in these states grew by 41 percent.
· According to the 2010 Census results, the Hispanic population is less concentrated than 10 years ago. In 2000, 72 percent of the Hispanic population residing in the 27 states released by Census resided in California or Texas. In the 2010 Census, 68% of Hispanics reside either in Texas or California.