On the Records: Texas 1 of 5 "Minority-Majority" States

More than half of the 2011 Texas population, 55.2 percent, was of a race other than non-Hispanic white, according to demographic data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. That makes Texas one of five "minority-majority" states in the country. The release of new population estimates reveals that trend will continue to spread nationally, as 50.1 percent of babies younger than one in 2011 were a minority race.

“Texas, of course, has been at the forefront of that process,” said Steve Murdock, a demographer and professor at Rice University.

In 2000, 43 percent of Texas children ...

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