New Census Data: Hispanics may now be the Largest Demographic Group in Texas

The Texas Tribune received a lot of attention for an article they published on September 15, about the size of the Hispanic population in Texas. This article was no surprise to those of us who have been watching the Hispanic population grow for the past few decades. However, it was reaffirming to see respected publications such as The Texas Tribune publish what we already knew.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

“The new population figures, derived from the bureau’s American Community Survey, showed Hispanic Texans made up 40.2% of the state’s population in 2021 while non-Hispanic white Texans made up 39.4%. The estimates — based on comprehensive data collected over the 2021 calendar year — are not considered official.”