Thursday, June 26, 2014

Census: Palm Beach County is getting older and more Hispanic |

No party at Pinkie's place tonight over this news. These population trends point to further Democratic party gains in Florida. Click title for link. From the article:
Mimicking a national trend, Hispanics are becoming a larger part of the Palm Beach County and Florida population, new U.S. Census figures show.
As of July 2013, Hispanics made up 20 percent of the county population, up from 19 percent three years earlier. The percentage of the county population counting itself as white dropped to 58 percent from 60 percent over the same period.
If the pace continues, whites will cease accounting for a majority of the Palm Beach County population by 2022. As recently as the 2000 Census, whites accounted for 70.6 of all Palm Beach County residents.
[later in article]
Hispanics came to particular prominence as voters in 2012, when about 71 percent voted for Barack Obama, a Pew analysis of exit polls found. That year, Hispanics made up 10 percent of the electorate, up 1 percentage point from 2008 and 2 percentage points from 2004. Over the next 15 years, the research center estimates Hispanics will account for 40 percent of the growth of the electorate.