*Here is the way the Census Bureau summarizes the nation’s population trends in a report released last week:

“The number of Hispanics and Asians is soaring, the number of blacks is growing slowly and whites are almost at a standstill.”

As far as blacks are concerned, the report showed that over the past 10 years, the African American population grew by 12 percent – considered a small increase over the decade. Blacks now make up nearly 13 percent of the overall population. More than half of blacks, 57 percent, live in the South. Despite all the talk of African Americans returning to their roots in the South, this is a relatively small increase. Ten years ago 55 percent of blacks lived in the South.

Meanwhile, America is becoming less and less of a majority white nation. The population growth rate for whites was on 1.2 percent over the 10 years – far below the national population growth average of 9.7 percent. Whites are now 64 percent of the nation’s population – down from 69 percent a decade ago.

Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the population. Indeed, they accounted for more than half of the nation’s growth between 2000 and 2010. There are now more than 50 million Hispanic Americans and they represent one out of every six Americans. Asian Americans also experienced double-digit growth. They rose by a greater number than blacks and now make-up 5 percent of America’s 309 million residents. Blacks are roughly 13 percent of the population. (source: Taylor Media Services)

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