Young Hispanic population key to futures of Texas and U.S., demographers contend | Texas on the Potomac | a Chron.com blog

Young Hispanic population key to futures of Texas and U.S., demographers contend | Texas on the Potomac | a Chron.com blog.

Young Hispanic population key to futures of Texas and U.S., demographers contend

Texas’ young and rapidly-growing Hispanic population is the key to the state’s long-term growth – and policy makers should find a way to prepare the demographic group to replace older, retiring workers.

Demographic scientists pitched that conclusion at a presentation and discussion Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

The presentation, entitled “Progress 2050: New Ideas for a Diverse America,” was hosted by the liberal think tank Center for American Progress.

The presenters pointed to data obtained from the 2010 Census, which showed a large increase in the Hispanic population, especially among children and a rapidly-aging white population.

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Read the full story here: The Houston Chronicle

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