While the Latino population in the United States continues to grow, Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the country, according to new information from the Census Bureau.
The Hispanic population grew by 2.2 percent to 56.6 million, and New Mexico had the largest percentage of Hispanics in the country at 48 percent. The Asian population, however, grew at 3.4 percent between July 2014 and 2015, with migration responsible for the majority of the growth, government officials said Thursday.
There are now 21 million Asians in the United States, with Hawaii as the nation’s only majority Asian state.
Sam Garrow, a Census Department demographer, said Asians …