Census Results Indicate Hispanics, Seniors Account For Most Population Growth

The Hispanic population rose in all the 100 major metros other than San Francisco and San Jose

June 22, 2017

The U.S. population increased by 0.7 percent from 2015 to 2016, and Hispanics accounted for half of the growth.

Trulia broke down 2016 demographics data that was recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition the Hispanic population rose in all the 100 major metros other than San Francisco and San Jose.

In terms of age, the nation has more older people. All of the 100 largest metros saw an increase in their share of the over-65 population between 2015 and 2016. Altogether, the share of the older population rose from 14.9 percent to 15.2 percent. Meanwhile, no metros experienced an increase in the share of the population of people 20 or younger.

Asians were found to be the fastest-growing minority group last year, while white population growth was basically unchanged.

The white population grew the slowest at less than 0.1% and actually declined in 53 of the 100 largest metro areas. Nationally, they accounted for only 0.2% of all population growth compared with 6.2% of growth between 2000 and 2010 and 4.9% of growth between 2010 and 2015.

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