The Latino population of the United States will break 50 million for the first time, according to analysts. The official US Census Bureau demographics data will be released later today.
Based on a Pew Hispanic Center's analysis, the 2010 count of Hispanics was on track to be 900,000 higher than initially anticipated and exceed estimates in approximately 40 states.
Hispanics accounted for more than fifty percent of the nation's growth in the last decade. This rapid growth is stabilizing the population in states like Massachusetts and New Jersey that would otherwise have showed population declines in the last decade.
The non-Hispanic white population remains stable while the Asian population is also rapidly increasing. Asians have increased more than the African-Americans, who are the second largest minority group with 37 million people.