A new analysis of Census data reveals a notable shift in demographics in Texas, and one which should interest political strategists — particularly those who study the link between conservative values and the Hispanic population, and what will influence their vote in 2020.
“The gap between Texas’ Hispanic and white populations continued to narrow last year when the state gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident,” reports The Texas Tribune.
“With Hispanics expected to become the largest population group in Texas as soon as 2022, new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed the Hispanic population climbed to nearly 11.4 million — an annual gain of 214,736 through July 2018 and an increase of 1.9 million since 2010,” the news organization said.
“The white population, meanwhile, grew by just 24,075 last year. Texas still has a bigger white population — up to 11.9 million last year — but it has only grown by roughly 484,000 since 2010.”
Meanwhile, current Pew Research Center statistics reveal that in the 2018 midterm elections, Latinos made up 11% of all eligible voters in the U.S. — and 30% in Texas.