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.

Robert Bernstein

Public Information Office

U.S. Census Bureau