Colombians, Venezuelans and Peruvians more than doubled their numbers in Florida over the last decade, making South Americans the state’s third-largest Hispanic group, according to the latest 2010 census numbers.
Working-age adults made up Florida’s fastest-growing age group in the past decade, according to census data released Thursday, helping push the Sunshine State down several rungs in the ranking of states with the nation’s oldest population.
With hundreds of millions of dollars hanging in the balance, multiple cities across the country are challenging the 2010 Census count as being too low for the current population.
A higher percentage of young Hispanic adults is finishing high school, and the number attending a two-year college has nearly doubled over the last decade, according to Census data released Wednesday.
A diverse group of Hispanics now account for about a quarter of Florida’s nearly 19 million year round residents.
The melting pot that is Miami got burned by the 2010 Census and it could cost the town billions of dollars in federal funding, according to city officials.
Recent census results revealing Monroe County has had a decline in population has officials calling for a recount.
The changing face of Florida’s demographics and population growth over the last decade was revealed Thursday when the U.S. Census released it decennial data.
In 2000, the late Tim Russert said the presidential election was all about Florida. Tuesday, the U.S. Census released new data that showed Florida’s presidential influence will only increase.
Florida’s increasing population may mean the state could pick up two more seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, early projected figures from the U.S. Census bureau shows.