Texas ranks as second most diverse state in U.S., new study says

Texas State Demographer and Demography Professor Lloyd Potter was mentioned in article that rolls out new study by personal finance website WalletHub crowing Texas as the second most diverse state in the U.S.

Texas’ diversity is buoyed, in large part, by its ascendance as a minority-majority state — meaning that the majority of residents are now what historically have been considered minorities, including people of Hispanic and Asian descent. Texas officially achieved minority-majority status in 2011.

“As the baby boomers in Texas move into the mortality years, eventually you’re going to start seeing a contraction of the non-Hispanic white population,” Lloyd Potter, the state demographer and a faculty member at the University of Texas at San Antonio, told the Texas Tribune in 2011.

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