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Latest From Census: U.S. Latino Growth, But Not By Immigration

The latest Census figures show most of the increase in the number of U.S. Hispanics is not due to immigration.
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The U.S. Latino population grew by a bit over 2 percent between 2012 and 2013, topping 54 million, but it was not due to immigration; almost 80 percent of the growth was due to U.S. birhts, according to new Census data analyzed by Pew Research. It's different in the Asian community, where 61 percent of its growth that same year was due to immigration. New Mexico has the highest share of Latinos - 47 percent of its population - while California has the largest overall number of Hispanics at 14.7 million. Texas had the largest numeric increase of Latinos, over 200,000. The state with the fastest Latino population between 2012 and 2013 was North Dakota—its population increased by 17 percent.


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