WASHINGTON, D.C. (U.S. Census Bureau, Texas Tribune) – Texas’ population increased by 20.6 percent during the last decade, with minorities accounting for 89 percent of the growth.
According to data released yesterday by the U.S Census Bureau, the state’s Hispanic population grew by 42 percent between 2000 and 2010. They made up 37.6 percent of the state’s more than 25.1 million residents last year. The black population grew by 22 percent and accounted for 11.8 percent of last year’s population.
The white population increased by 4.2 percent and accounted for 45.3 percent.
Asians made up 3.8 percent of the state’s total population last year.
The following tables show population increases for certain Texas cities and counties.
|City||2010 population||Percent Increase
|County||2010 Population||Percent Increase