Hispanic and Asian Populations Jump
April 18, 2015
“And Southern California has historically had a high portion of the Asian and Hispanic population.”
California, Texas and New York continue to have the highest number of minorities, but Nevada, Georgia and North Carolina had the biggest percentage increases.
“The white, black and American Indian populations for the most part just don’t show that dramatic of a change,” Census analyst Larry Sink said. Its Asian population rose 123.7 percent to 88,208, the largest such increase in the nation, while its Hispanic population rose 144.6 percent to 304,364. Keith Schwer, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Hispanics can be of any race.
Those new hotels and casinos that sprouted up in Nevada’s Clark County this past decade attracted more than just gamblers anxious to try their luck under the bright lights of Las Vegas.
The Census Bureau says between 1990 and 1999, the nation’s Asian and Pacific Islander population grew 43 percent to almost 11 million people. Nevada Grows 50 Percent
‘Dramatic Difference’ in the SouthCalifornia had the biggest Hispanic population with 10.4 million. Jobs available at the area’s chicken and poultry plants drew in the new population, but the Hispanic influx still caught a lot of the area’s longtime residents by surprise, she said.
The boom also brought an influx of Asians and Hispanics eager to fill new construction and service-industry jobs, a development that helped make Nevada the fastest-growing state in the 1990s.
New Census Bureau estimates released today show that increases in the nation’s two fastest-growing minority populations are also helping to spark gains elsewhere.. “That’s the traditional American experience.”
Unprecedented new hotel and casino construction in Clark County opened up more jobs during the decade, said Steven Kwon, a Las Vegas architect and founder of the area’s Asian Chamber of Commerce. The Hispanic population grew almost 40 percent to more than 31 million people.
“It’s largely a condition of jobs and the network of people they know there,” said John Haaga of the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington-based research group. Blacks remained the country’s largest minority group, experiencing a 13.8 percent spike during the same period to 34.8 million, while the American Indian and Alaska Native population increased 15.5 percent to 2.3 million.
In Nevada, new hotels and casinos have brought an influx of Asians and Hispanics eager to fill construction and service-industry jobs. Overall, the Hispanic and Asian growth is “largely being fueled by immigration.”
Nationally, the country’s white population increased 7.3 percent between 1990 and 1999 to 224.6 million. That also made Nevada the fasting-growing state from 1990 to 1999.
Nevada’s 50 percent population growth led all states during the 90s. In that county alone, the Hispanic population rose 164.3 percent to 219,075, while its Asian population rose 139.3 percent to 64,636.
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Arkansas, meanwhile, had the biggest percentage growth among Hispanics, increasing 170.3 percent to 53,729 in the 90s.
Millie Johnson moved to Springdale, Ark., 13 years ago and is office manager at the Northwest Arkansas Multicultural Center there. Over 2.7 million Hispanics moved into the state between 1990 and 1999, a 35.8 percent increase.
“In-migration into southern Nevada is dominated by people from Southern California,” said Dr
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