Census Hispanics

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New numbers from the Census Bureau show one of every seven people in the United States is Hispanic.

That's a record number that probably will keep rising because of immigration and a birth rate outstripping non-Hispanic blacks and whites.

The country's largest minority group accounted for one-half of the overall population growth of 2.9 million between July 2003 and July 2004.

The census estimates there are 41.3 million Hispanics in the U.S. The bureau does not ask people about their legal status; that number is intended to include both legal and other residents.

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