Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Census - 2010 - #2763 - Danger in the Census Numbers - American Thinker (2) Michael Barone: Texas Shines Big in the 2010 Census - Townhall

The Census Bureau just issued population data compiled from last year's national decadal census. The data reveals that the Hispanic population has grown much faster than anticipated. The reasons attributed are birthrate and immigration - both legal and illegal. In one decade, the Hispanic population of the US has surged by 43% and now numbers over 50 million. Projections are that by midcentury the white population will decrease to less than 50% and the Hispanic population might top one-third......In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the large Protestant white majority of US citizens worried that the incoming flood of southern and eastern Europeans - Italians, Greeks and Slavs; Catholics and Jews - would alter the character of the United States. Then, as now, the argument embodied in the italicized words above was made. And to many, it appears that that argument has been borne out. I would argue not. Those immigrants and their children and grandchildren have been in the vanguard of the progressive movement that has drastically altered the classical character of American society.  Read more......


Texas Shines Big in the 2010 Census - Michael Barone - Townhall - The Census Bureau last week released county and city populations for the last of the 50 states from the 2010 Census last week, ahead of schedule. Behind the columns of numbers are many vivid stories of how our nation has been changing -- and some lessons for public policy, as well.  Geographically, our population is moving to the south and west, to the point that the center of the nation's population has moved to Texas County, Missouri.  That sounds like the familiar story of people moving from the Snow Belt to the Sun Belt, but that's not exactly what's happening. Instead, the fastest growth rates in the 2000-10 decade have been in Texas, the Rocky Mountain states and the South Atlantic states.  Read more........

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