Next year, eMarketer forecasts 32.2 million Hispanics, or 62.9% of the US Hispanic population, will be online. The results of the 2010 census could push those estimates up even further.
While the bureau has consistently projected strong growth within minority populations through 2050, the new figures for all races may change more than the bureau projected.
The census’s open-ended questions on racial and ethnic background—including a write-in answer for filers who did not feel their background could be explained by a single check-box answer—caused much confusion and comment.
It is still unclear how respondents identified themselves and their families.