August 19, 2021 -
The latest census data shows the U.S. has grown less white over the past decade, driven in part by an increase in the Latino population in Southern states including Georgia and Texas. But it's unclear if population growth in communities of color will translate to political clout in the upcoming state redistricting process.
July 8, 2014 -
A new Census Bureau report finds a dramatic surge in the past decade in the number of Americans living in communities with concentrated poverty, with the greatest increase in North Carolina. Other states that experienced big jumps include Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina.
September 4, 2012 -
With conventions in Florida and North Carolina, all eyes are on the South. Here's your crash course in the key issues and trends to watch in the region's fast-changing political landscape.
September 28, 2011 -
After a decades-long exodus from the South, Census data shows African-Americans are returning to the region. What does it mean for the future of Southern politics?
April 6, 2011 -
It's official: The South's Latino communities are the fastest-growing in the country. On March 24, the final batch of 2010 Census data was released, and the results were striking: The number of U.S. residents identifying as Hispanic rose 43 percent over the past decade, accounting for 56 percent of the nation's total population increase -- a rate of growth far beyond earlier Census projections.
March 31, 2011 -
By Claudia Rowe, Equal Voice Newspaper
March 15, 2011 -
The growth of Hispanic/Latino communities in Southern states is a story that has unfolded over two decades, but it's still managing to shatter the expectations of demographers and government officials.