Email, response to PolitiFact Texas, Robert Bernstein, public affairs specialist, U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland, Md., Jan. 18, 2013
The 2010 Census showed that non-Hispanic single-race whites were 45.3% of Texas' total population, single-race blacks were 11.8%, and Hispanics were 37.6%.
According to our most recent figures (the July 1, 2011 population estimates), non-Hispanic single-race whites comprised 44.8% of Texas' total population. Single-race blacks comprised 12.2%, while Hispanics were 38.1%.
We will not have state population projections available until sometime next year.
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