The census data for the County of El Paso has been released, and it’s screwy.
In the data headed Population by Race, Ethnicity, shows that the White (race) population has decreased by more than half, from 656,994 to 313,741. Meanwhile, our Hispanic or Latino (ethnicity) population has increased from 658,133 to 715,351, or 8.7%.
However, people of two or more races jumped from a paltry 19,705 in 2010 to 310,267 in 2020, an increase of 1474.6%.
That astonishing jump obviously recognizes that most Mexicans are of both European and American Indian descent. But where did that awareness come from? New Census Bureau parameters? Public schools?
Between 2010 and 2020, the population of the County of El Paso increased by only 8.1%. Over ten years. Less than one percent a year. For the County. I’m sure that the City’s numbers will be lower, as El Pasoans flee the punitive property tax rates in the City of El Paso for the sexy bedroom communities of San Eli, Tornillo, and Moon City.