Whites to Become a Minority in Texas

This pic of illegal migrants at a water tank was taken by a motion-activated night-vision camera on a Texas ranch

Texas demographer: ‘It’s basically over for Anglos’

By Gary Scharrer – Texas Politics – Feb 24, 2011

Looking at population projections for Texas, demographer Steve Murdock concludes: “It’s basically over for Anglos.”

Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.

Today’s Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state’s public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase, he said.

The state’s largest county – Harris – will shed Anglos throughout the coming decades. By 2040, Harris County will have about 516, 000 fewer Anglos than lived in the Houston area in 2000, while the number of Hispanics will increase by 2.5 million during the same period, Murdock said. The projection assumes a net migration rate equal to one-half of 1990-2000.

Most of the state’s population growth is natural, Murdock told the House Mexican American Legislative Caucus today. About 22 percent of the growth comes from people moving to Texas from other states. About 6 percent of the state’s population is not documented, he said.

B y 2040, only 20 percent of the state’s public school enrollment will be Anglo, he said. Last year, non-Hispanic white children made up 33.3 percent of the state’s 4.8 million public school enrollment.

Of the state’s 254 counties, 79 recorded declining population during the past 20 years. All are rural. An additional 30 Texas counties, he said, would have also lost population had they not experienced Hispanic growth.

The state’s future looks bleak assuming the current trend line does not change because education and income levels for Hispanics lag considerably behind Anglos, he said. Unless the trend line changes, 30 percent of the state’s labor force will not have even a high school diploma by 2040, he said. And the average household income will be about $6,500 lower than it was in 2000. That figure is not inflation adjusted so it will be worse than what it sounds. “It’s a terrible situation that you are in. I am worried,” Murdock said.

~Posted by Eowyn

8 responses to “Whites to Become a Minority in Texas

  1. Makes me want to sell my house and move back to South Dakota. Fewer people and smaller town and nothing but plains all around. Urban centers here in Texas are going to see major deterioration. more poverty, and a lot more crime. Add to that the number of muslims coming here and Somalians, and others from the mid east, this is going to be a nasty place to live. And it will be hell when civil unrest begins in earnest. My Mexican sister in law told me she feels this way too. Hey , it is what it is.

  2. Karsten Johannesssen

    The most disturbing thing regarding immigration is, that these people comes from countries where one the big problems is overpopulation, then they find a new country and just do the same mistake again.

    We are having people coming in and and ruining western countries…!!

    Don’t think for a second they want democracy etc. What do they do to show appriciation or just to show they like to be here, smile because of their luck – Nothing..! These are criminals with no intention to help anyone but themselves.

    It’s a Plague, a human plague

  3. Whites are a minority in the world always have been so might as well get used to it. Mexicans are just taking back what was once theirs “northern Mexico” LMAO and most of them would become republicans for your conservative causes anyway. I don’t hear anyone complaining about all the Armanians in Los Angeles on Medicare/medical living free off the tax dollar shipping samples of medications back to Europe illegally!

    • Actually Fellowship of the Minds does post on non-Mexicans scamming the system, so I’d really appreciate if you, battambelly, stop demonizing this blog as anti-Mexican racists. We are against all — of whatever race or skin color — who exploit and scam taxpayers.

      As for your snarky comment about “Armanians in Los Angeles on Medicare/medical living free off the tax dollar shipping samples of medications back to Europe illegally,” source please!

  4. If you’re not racist, WHY is this post’s topic of any importance to you? A deep fascination in ‘demographic trends and changes’ by conservatives? Might be so subtle a bias that you missed it yourself. Pfft!

    • Gosh, Jordan, I had no idea the U.S. government — federal, state, local — as well as every public polling organization (Gallup, etc.) are RACIST!!!! They all gather and disseminate racial/ethnic demographic data!!!! Gasp!!!!

      Thanks to you, now I can identify RACISTS. They’re EVERYWHERE!!!!

      Run! Run! Run to the hills!!!!

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