I have been searching for the best media report on these findings, and Jim Quiggle sent me a copy of CNN’s. Hispanics have been and will continue to account for over a third of the country’s population increase. “The Population Resource Center cites statistics showing the average Hispanic woman will have three children in her lifetime; it’s 1.8 for non-Hispanic whites.”
It mutes the illegal-versus-legal debate,” said Linda Jacobson, director of domestic programs for the Population Reference Bureau in Washington. “We need to be more focused on how we meet the needs of children in immigrant families who are citizens.
Just look at the age demographics: “Census statistics also show that 45 percent of children under age 5 are from a racial or ethnic minority. The median age for Hispanics — the point at which half are older and half are younger — was 27.2 years in 2005. It was 30.0 years for blacks and 40.3 years for white non-Hispanics.”