The New Americans Sometime this month the U.S. population will reach 300 million. The Pew Research Center and the Pew Hispanic Center have compiled an analysis of the population growth, broken down by race/ethnicity and nativity of the 100 million people who were added to the population since 1966. It turns out, 36 percent of the new population is Hispanic, followed by 34 percent white, 16 percent black and 13 percent Asian and Pacific Islander. For a much better visual of these numbers, check out the Pew site which is full of lots of interesting reports and analysis chronicling the Latino experience.
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The New Americans

Sometime this month the U.S. population will reach 300 million. The Pew Research Center and the Pew Hispanic Center have compiled an analysis of the population growth, broken down by race/ethnicity and nativity of the 100 million people who were added to the population since 1966.

It turns out, 36 percent of the new population is Hispanic, followed by 34 percent white, 16 percent black and 13 percent Asian and Pacific Islander. For a much better visual of these numbers, check out the Pew Hispanic Center's fact sheet (PDF), which is full of lots of interesting reports and analysis chronicling the Latino experience.