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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 10A HERALDZEITUNG May Rise in MexicanAmericans fuels Hispanic growth QENARO ARMAS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP The MexicanAmerican pop ulation jumped during the a key reason for the dramatic growth among the countrys Hispanics in the past hew Census 2000 data While their numbers were greatest in and states in the Midwest and South east saw huge More than million peo ple identified themselves as Mexican in the 2000 head a 53 percent increase frofti The next two biggest Hispanic Puerto Ricans and also though to a lesser The report released Thurs day offered the first new details of the countrys His panic which at million rivaled nonHispanic blacks as the nations largest minority NonHispanic blacks totaled about fttost Latino advocacy gifcups were not surprised by there have long been high rates of immigra tion into America from Mex and Mexicans tend to have higher birth the focus should be on strengthening bonds between different groups in trie Hispanic community whether from Paraguay or El Salvador to increase awareness of issues affecting them said Ahgelo policy ana lyjst with the Mexican Amer Legal Defense and Edu cational He highlighted bilingual education and racial profil ing as examples of common When looking at the it again reinforces idea that we really need to be united to have more Amador spanics also tended to be Census2000 Hispanics in the West At the Hispanic population is approaching nonHispanic blacks as the nations largest minority There were 13 million more Hispanics in 2000 than with many newcomers moving past traditional immigrant gateways in California and Florida to settle in the The Breakdown BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A breakdown of the nations Hispanic popula tion Total Honduran Mexican Number who identified themselves as Argentinean Bolivian4 Chilean Colombian Costa Rican Cuban Dominican Republic Ecuadorian Guatemalan Dominican Other Central American Other South American All other Hispanic or Latino Source Census Bureau Nicaraguan Panamian Paraguyan Peruvian Puerto Rican Salvadoran Spaniard Uruguayan Venezuelan Spanish for the first Democrats also gave a bilin gual radio Among growth rates surged in places that have not traditionally drawn immigrants as people flocked to small towns and cities for jobs at manufacturing and meatpacking The Mexican population in North for rose 655 some of the largest Mexican populations lived in urban including Los Angeles with 3 and Harris with On the Net Percent by county Less than 6 6 to to 25 to 50 or more SOURCES ESRI Census Bureau younger the median age for Hispanics was while the median age for the entire population was Mexicans had a median age of and Puerto Ricans a median age of The report did not address how much of the Hispanic population increase resulted from illegal immigration a question census and immi gration officials said could be better answered when addi tional figures are released later this Among the findings were nearly 13 million more Hispanics in the country in 2000 than of which more than half were Ricans were the next biggest Hispanic increasing 25 percent to New York had the largest Puerto Rican popula at but was also the only state to see a decline among that group down 3 Cuban the third largest was rup 19 with the high p 10 States for Hispanic Populations BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TJp 10 states for Puerto Rican and Cuban populations 6Y TOTAL POPULATION MEXICAN California Texas Illinois Arizona Colorado Florida New Mexico Washington Nevada Georgia Total 1 PUERTO RICAN Neyv New Total New New Tofal million BY PERCENTAGE GROWTH MEXICAN North Carolina 655 Georgia 460 Tennessee 457 Arkansas 390 South Carolina 379 Alabama 368 Delaware 321 Kentucky 261 New Jersey 258 Nevada 235 Total 53 PUERTO RICAN Nevada 144 Tennessee 140 Idaho 127 Mississippi 121 Montana 113 Arizona 113 North Carolina 113 Iowa 112 Arkansas 110 Vermont 109 Total 25 CUBAN North Dakota 297 South Dakota 270 Kentucky 227 Mississippi 203 New Mexico 187 Wyoming 154 Arizona 154 Idaho 149 Oregon 132 Montana 130 Total 19 Source Census Bureau Friday RECKLESS KEUV Saturday Night COODER CRAW Sunday Shake Rumll Dana Cooler Text Mujic Elfty Saturday and Sunday Afternoon ADVANCE TICKETS DELBERTMcCLlNTON WILL1ENELSON BRM9 JERRY JEFF Order on line at Fufarig artists pbytd on 911FM Raft New Brarftls For info call 6061281 or visit our web site at eruenehalL com Comal County 2000 CENSUS Total Population Rgpe Total White includes Hispanics American 741 American Indian 414 Asian 360 Native Hawaiian 23 Some other race Two or more races Hispanic or Latino 52 anfc Pierprten Authentic German American Food Atmosphere Entertainment for the Whole Family Biergarten Entertainment MAY Cloverleaf Orchestra Manfred Heymann Jubilee Polka Band Littl Fishermen Orchestra Hours FridayOpen Saturday Sunday Open 12 Noon Located next to Schlitterbahn Resort Office AP est growth in the South and More than 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