Posted on September 17, 2018

Census: Latinos Are 25% of All K-12 Students, 6-in-10 Prefer Spanish

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, September 14, 2018

Hispanic students account for 25 percent of all K-12 students, the latest sign that Latinos are the fast growing population in the United States.

Census Bureau numbers analyzed by the Pew Research Center’s Fact Tank found that the population of young Latinos under 18 surged 22 percent from 2006 to 2016. That helped “keep the nation’s youth population steady at about 73 million over the past decade,” said Pew.

Over that period, whites under 18 declined 11 percent, and blacks 7 percent. There are over 18 million Latinos under 18-years-old in the U.S.

{snip} “The U.S. born account for 81 percent of Latinos ages 35 or younger in 2016,” said Pew.


Speaking of Spanish still dominates, said Pew. “English use is on the rise among young Hispanics. Still, about six-in-10 say they use Spanish,” said the outlet.