Most striking is the increase in Hispanic population ‑ immigrants and children of immigrants.
As of 2013 in the Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area, 38 percent of the total population was white, 17 percent black and 36 percent Hispanic. But in the 4 and under age group, Anglo population declined to 28 percent; Hispanic grew to 48 percent. Only in the 50-65 age group did Anglos assert plurality of 51 percent, roughly twice the Hispanic population. Black population varied little when broken down by age groups.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area, demographic makeup for all ages in 2013 was 49 percent white, 15 percent black and 28 percent Hispanic. In the 4 and under age group, Hispanics topped Anglos by 40 to 36 percent. In the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area, Hispanics made up 55 percent of the total population; 64 percent of those in the 4 and under age group.
In the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area, 60 percent of those 4 and under were Hispanic; only 19 percent white. Whites retained a plurality only among those 50 and older.
Generally, areas in the upper Midwest were less diverse. In the New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area whites retained a plurality in the total population ‑ 48 percent ‑ and in the 4 and under group, with 38 percent white, 32 percent Hispanic.
Source: Published originally on The Houston Chronicle as Regions along the nation's 'three coasts' grow increasingly Hispanic, new survey reveals, by Allan Turner, January 5, 2016.