A Growing Presence of Hispanics in the United States

By Mary Ann Zehr — October 23, 2008 1 min read
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Hispanics account for more than half of the population growth in the United States since 2000, according to a report, “Latino Settlement in the New Century,” released by the Pew Hispanic Center today. The Hispanic growth has been caused more by “natural increase” (births minus deaths) than by international migration, according to the report.

The report includes a map of where Hispanics live in the United States broken down to the county level. The map shows the 25 counties in the United States with the most Latinos.

In less than a week, I’m headed to one of those counties, Cameron County in South Texas, to report for Education Week. I acknowledge that as well as anticipating meeting folks in the schools there, I’m looking forward to a visit to a restaurant where I can taste some excellent pollo mole, a Mexican dish of chicken in chile sauce that has a hint of chocolate.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.