VIBE: One in six now Hispanic. The growing Hispanic population in the United States has reached a new milestone, topping 50 million, or 16.3% of the nation, officially solidifying its position as the country’s second-largest group, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday.
The white population is 197 million, dropping to 64%. The black population is 40 million, or nearly 13%. The Asian population grew 43% to 14.7 million, or about 5%.