The history of Hispanic workers in the roofing industry
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The following article may throw some light on the value of receiving the Hispanic community into our country. Census: Hispanic population grew by 43 percent in a decade, By Jeannie Kever Published 5:30 am Friday, March 25, 2011
Increasingly the rest of the nation will be looking to Texas as the Hispanic population in the US has reached 50.5 million people. Across the country, the Hispanic population has grown faster than that of Anglos and African Americans, constituting more than half the population growth in the United States in the last decade.
“Basically, in the United States if there is no diversity is that you are not growing,” said Steve Murdock, a sociologist at Rice University and former director of the office of population census.
The Census Bureau on Thursday released its first national data, just after the last publicize initial count of population and racial and ethnic breakdown of communities in all 50 states. The whites who are not of Hispanic origin make up 64 percent of the US population, a decrease compared to 2000 when they were 68 percent.
The percentage of Hispanics increased by 16 percent, African Americans by 13 percent and the Asian population experienced an increase of 5 percent. In Texas, the Hispanic population has grown for decades and now constitutes 37.6 percent of all state residents. Anglos account for 45.3 percent. Texas, California and other states of the Southwest foci are the largest concentration of Hispanics in the nation. “But these figures clearly indicate that it is a national phenomenon,” Murdock said. This situation poses new challenges for policymakers since growth is much more noticeable among children. One in four US residents under 18 are Hispanic. “I think it will be some time before we start to see states like Ohio and Kentucky begin to resemble Texas or California,” said Lloyd Potter, director of the state data center and Texas state demographer. “But there is no doubt that there are many Latino communities in states where there was barely 10 years ago.”
Also, census data indicates that Houston remains the fourth largest in the country, behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Harris County remains in third place in the list of most populous counties behind Los Angeles County and Cook County, Illinois. Texas was the big winner in the population census. With a population of 25.1 million people has won four additional seats in Congress.
They question the accuracy
Questions have been raised about the accuracy of the count in the census. The mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, has said the city will challenge the count of 2,099,451 residents. That figure is slightly below the 2.1 million needed to add two more seats to the urban council (however, the councilors voted in favor of an extension) and well below initial estimates.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg also put in doubt on Thursday count their city. The Census Bureau announced that day that the population of the Big Apple is 8.1 million, a slight increase over the number of residents who had in 2000. The Census Bureau Director Robert Groves, did not address specific issues, but acknowledged that there were complaints.
“This is the time when many mayors receive counts that disappoint,” Groves said. “I feel great empathy for those who are developing their communities with all their energy and then we reveal a count that is lower than they would have.”
Turn toward the Sun Belt
Nobody discusses one of the most striking findings: the continuing shift to the so-called Sun Belt.
Overall, 85 percent of national growth since 2000 occurred in the west or the south of the country, according to Marc J. Perry, chief of the division of population distribution in the US Census Bureau.
Every decade, the Census Bureau calculates the axis of the population, which is the site in an imaginary, rigid, flat and weightless US map where all residents of the country would balance perfectly if they had the same distribution.
This year the point has fallen in Texas County, Missouri, 2.7 miles northeast of the town of Plato with a population of 109 people. That county also has a town called Houston. Plato “is not much like the rest of the country,” Groves said. About 95 percent of its inhabitants are Anglos white and 4.6 percent are Hispanic.
More than 83 percent of Americans live in metropolitan areas, according to Perry. The metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta have grown by more than a million inhabitants. Fort Worth and El Paso have entered the list of the 20 largest cities, along with Charlotte, North Carolina, and Louisville, Kentucky. However, Baltimore, Boston, Memphis and Milwaukee went on that list.
Murdock noted that cities and fastest growing states are those with more residents belonging to minorities.
The Hispanic population grew by 43 percent in a decade, but also increased the population of Asians.
The population of whites, however, grew only one percent nationwide. The African Americans increased by 12 percent and remains the second largest minority group in the country. Sociologists and demographers had predicted that the number of people who identify themselves as belonging to “two or more races” would increase much in this population census. But it did not happen, although the figure rose slightly.
The first time allowed the population was identified as belonging to more than one race was in 2000.
Only 3 percent of the US population that identification selected this time. In Texas, the percentage was 2.7. Murdock said the figures do not reflect the actual number of multiracial Americans.
“I think many of us believe that there are more interracial marriages, multiracial more people,” said Murdock. “But in terms of self-identification, it is clear that people prefer to identify themselves as a racial group or another.”