Hispanics Now Outnumber Blacks in U.S.

  • January 21, 2003
Hispanics have surpassed blacks as the nation's largest minority group, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The Latino population grew to 37 million in July 2001, up 4.7% from April 2000. The black population increased 2% during the same period, to 36.1 million. The estimates are the Census Bureau's first statistics on race and ethnicity since results from the 2000 census were released two years ago.
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