The U.S. is undergoing a demographic shift that is changing the face of this country. By 2050 the Latino population will nearly triple in size to 130 million and be the largest ethnic group. Today one out of six people in the United States are Hispanic and one in four people under the age of 18 are Hispanic. According to the last census the U.S. Hispanic population surged 43%, rising to 59 million.
The Census Bureau also estimates that the non-Hispanic white population would drop to 50.8% of the total population by 2040 – then drop to 46.3% by 2050. This demographic transformation holds the potential to shift economic and political dynamics across the country.