The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.

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