The Hispanic community is consolidating its position as the second largest demographic group in the U.S., after white people, with the addition of more than one million new residents, according to a Census Bureau report. Latinos surpassed 63 million citizens in 2022, well ahead of the black (50 million) and Asian (24 million) communities. In states such as Texas, the Hispanic population (12 million) established itself as the largest racial group.
Hispanics are also the fastest growing group between 2021 and 2022, with more than 1 million new citizens. Proportionally, this represents an increase of 1.7% to 63,664,346. The white population, the largest in the country with 260,570,291 residents, barely grew by 0.1% (388,779) in the same time interval. The black community increased by 0.9% to 50,087,750 members, while Asians total 24,683,008, after growing by 577,420 residents (2.4%).
Hispanics, the largest demographic group in Texas
The states with the largest Hispanic-origin populations are California (15,732,180), Texas (12,068,549) and Florida (6,025,030). In Texas, in fact, they became the predominant demographic group, ahead of even white Texans (11.9 million). New York (3,867,076) was the only state in which the number of Latino residents decreased (-0.7%, -27,522). South Dakota had the fastest growing Hispanic population, increasing by 6.8%, or 2,835 residents.
In 2022, Los Angeles County had the largest Hispanic population (4,766,616), followed by Harris County, Texas (2,131,839), and Miami-Dade County, Fla., (1,848,083). Harris County had the largest increase in Hispanic population, adding 34,782 more Latino residents (1.7%) in 2022.