The most recent U.S. Census shows that the Hispanic population in Texas is quickly rising.

According to a report from ABC 13, the Hispanic population in Texas has grown by over 2 million since the last census in 2010. Officials believe that Hispanics will be the largest population in the state of Texas by 2021.

As of now, the white population is still larger with numbers of 11.95 million, but population growth has been slow. Currently the Hispanic population is sitting at 11.5 million, but is expected to continue to grow.

The counties most populated with Hispanics are Harris, Bexar, Dallas, Tarrant and Travis. These communities make up about 47% of the Hispanic population.

I think it's time to celebrate the cultural impact Hispanic people have made on not only Texas, but the United States. From delicious cuisines like tacos, tamales, and menudo to exhilarating music and entertainment, I couldn't be more proud to be Tejano.

What are some of your favorite Spanish influences? Is it Stevie Ray Vaughn or Selena? Maybe birthday parties with a classic pinata? How about art and architecture?

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