This should calm down the debates over immigration:

The Hispanic population surged 43% in the last decade and Hispanics now make up more than 16% of the nation's population, according to just-released Census figures.

The near doubling of Hispanics' share of the population, represents a larger surge than demographers initially had expected and underscores the growing importance of the nation's fastest-growing ethnic group in national -- and local -- politics.

Meanwhile, the white population is down to 64%.

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