Texas’ Hispanic population increased from 9.7 million in 2010 to 11.1 million last year, according to new census population estimates.
San Antonio led the nation last year in total population growth and was the fastest-growing major metro in Texas, U.S. Census Data showed.
San Antonio may be at risk for an undercount in the 2020 decennial census, an analysis by the Rivard Report found.
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that it would add a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census.
The annual estimates are based on the percentage of population growth from 2016 to 2017 for U.S. counties with populations of 10,000 or more.
San Antonio appears to be growing quickly relative to other Texas cities but not making as much progress in educational attainment or income.
The poverty rate in SA inched slightly upward to 18.5%, higher than the statewide rate of 15.6%, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Budgets constraints could lead to an undercount of the nation’s growing Latino population and other communities of color in the 2020 census.
Hispanics are behind a large portion of the state’s growth since 2010, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
A significant drop in Houston’s population growth allowed San Antonio to best the state’s most populous city in gaining the most new residents last year, new census figures released Thursday show.