Hispanic Population Grew in 2009

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WASHINGTON, D.C. --  The Hispanic community grew 3.1 % in 2009, totaling 48.4 million, which is 15.8 percent of the total U.S. population, making it the largest minority community in the country, according to the Census Office, reports El Pregonero.

The new data suggests why population experts believe that in a few years, the Hispanic community could become the majority community in the United States. 
 
Census data also reveal a country of minorities increasingly young. The increase in the number of Hispanics is because of an increase in births rather than from immigration, which has been drooping in the last few years.