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Asians the fastest-growing ethnic group in U.S.

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 06:32 a.m. HST, Jun 13, 2013

The number of Asians in the U.S. grew by 530,000, or 2.9 percent, in 2012, to 18.9 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

More than 60 percent of the growth came from international migration, according to Census Bureau annual population estimates.

The Hispanic population grew by more than 1.1 million, or 2.2 percent, to just over 53 million last year. The increase was primarily from births, which, with deaths subtracted, accounted for 76 percent of the change, the Census Bureau said.

Hispanics remain the nation’s second-largest race or ethnic group behind non-Hispanic whites, representing about 17 percent of the total population.

Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders climbed 2.2 percent to about 1.4 million, American Indians and Alaska Natives rose 1.5 percent to a little over 6.3 million, and blacks or African-Americans increased 1.3 percent to 44.5 million, and follow Asians and Hispanics in percentage growth rates.

The bureau today released a set of annual population estimates broken out by race, Hispanic origin, age and sex. The estimates examine population change for the demographic groups nationally, as well as within all states and counties between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012.

Population estimates for Puerto Rico also were released.

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loquaciousone wrote:
It's gotta be those d..mmm rhino horns.
on June 13,2013 | 07:47AM
busterb wrote:
I think it's the higher consumption of SPAM rate.
on June 13,2013 | 07:57AM
hanalei395 wrote:
This is not what the "Founding Fathers" had in mind.
on June 13,2013 | 09:33AM
hanalei395 wrote:
And a blow to America's "Manifest Destiny".
on June 13,2013 | 09:54AM
Fred01 wrote:
What are you whining about now?
on June 13,2013 | 11:12AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Fred didn't get the OBVIOUS sarcasm.
on June 13,2013 | 12:03PM
Sunny wrote:
Where did the census bureau find more Native Hawaiians?
on June 13,2013 | 11:24AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
They are quiet but effective, you know. Well, sometimes not so quiet.
on June 13,2013 | 11:35AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
I demand to know what are the figures for those right in between, dammit!
on June 13,2013 | 12:33PM
Sunny wrote:
Were there any Native Hawaiians in Puerto Rico?
on June 13,2013 | 12:57PM
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