(TruthAndLiberty.com) – The U.S. Census data has found that Hispanics are currently the largest demographic group in Texas, outnumbering the number of non-Hispanic white people. This is the first time that non-Hispanic whites are not the largest demographic group since the mid-19th century.
The census specifically found that in 2022 the number of Hispanics in the state had reached 12 million, which means that Texas is now a majority minority state. Around 40.2 percent of Texas has a Hispanic population, while 39.8 percent was Hispanic.
According to this latest estimate Hispanics are now the largest demographic group in both California and Texas, which are the two largest states in the country. The census also estimates that last year Texas became the second state to have more than 30 million inhabitants. Previously California had been the only state to have reached that milestone.
Roberto Tellez, the state director for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which is the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country and was originally founded in Texas, claimed that numbers are not able to portray the full story and that it was important that Hispanics in Texas also gain “fair and equal access” to power through the elections.
In the last decade, the non-Hispanic White population of Texas has increased by only 4.7 percent, while the Hispanic population has increased by 27.5 percent. This is why Tellez has claimed that it was inevitable that Hispanics would numerically become the majority in Texas. This numerical change is slowly bringing a political change as well as the state of Texas is slowly moving away from Republican control.
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