6.11.2007

25% of Oklahoma's Children will be Latino by 2020

Hispanic population changing Oklahoma (by Leigh Bell, TulsaWorld - 6.11.07)

By 2020, at least one in four children in the state will be Hispanic, figures suggest.

The face of Oklahoma's children is changing.

The makeup of the state's young population is changing from mostly white to frequently Hispanic, and if the pace continues, at least a quarter of Oklahoma children by the year 2020 will be Hispanic.

The number of Hispanic youths in Oklahoma has increased by more than 32 percent since 2000, while the population of non-Hispanic youths decreased by 2.6 percent, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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