Population growth rates
The net percentage change in population by race/ethnicity. Latinos include people of Hispanic origin of any race and all other groups are non-Hispanic. For more information, see the data and methods document. | National Equity Atlas Data & Methods: Technical Documentation
Percent change in population:
Is the population growing?
Why it matters
Latinos and other communities of color are the fastest-growing segments of the population in most regions, but these groups tend to face barriers to accessing the educational and economic opportunities they need to fully participate and prosper.
Grow an equitable economy: Policies to leverage diversity as an asset
- Foster racial inclusion in governance
- Build multiracial alliances, coalitions, and movements to advance policy change
- Dismantle barriers and build pathways to economic opportunity for boys and men of color
- Include immigrants by ensuring access to health care, driver’s licenses, and municipal ID cards regardless of immigration status; increasing language access; facilitating naturalization; limiting the participation of local law enforcement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and extending voting rights
- Strengthen democracy by increasing participation of marginalized groups, expanding voting rights (and preventing rollback), and building leadership development pipelines
DREAM Acts Open Up Opportunity for the Next Generation
Nationally, there are roughly 2.1 million DREAMers: undocumented youth who were brought to the U.S. as children. Access to in-state tuition provides them with a better chance of getting a college degree and boosts their future earnings potential. At least 18 states have passed laws permitting undocumented students who meet certain criteria to pay the same tuition at public colleges as their classmates. The economic potential is significant: a federal DREAM Act that also included a pathway to citizenship would add about $329 billion to the economy. Read more.