VIDEO: Latinos Will Make Up More than Half of Texas by 2030
Dr. Lloyd Potter, the state demographer of Texas, spoke about Texas’ changing demographics and noted that its surging Latino population will comprise 50% of the state by 2030 during his lecture on Feb. 10, 2011, at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) in San Antonio as part of the SALSI/CTRC Health Disparities Lecture Series.
Potter directs the Texas State Data Center (the state demographer’s office), which distributes census information for the state as well as Texas population estimates and projections, at The University of Texas at San Antonio. With a high-profile Latino population, experts say San Antonio is an excellent location for the Texas State Data Center because the city’s demographics are predictive of the national demographic trend in coming decades.
The state’s Latino population already grew from 32% in 2000 to 37% in 2009, Potter said in his talk.
The SALSI/CTRC Health Disparities Lecture Series, sponsored by the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) and the CTRC, brings some of the top U.S. health disparities experts to San Antonio to offer the latest trends, tools and advancements in the fight against cancer health disparities. The series is a joint project of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and UT San Antonio.
The series launched in October 2010 with disparities expert Dr. Rena Pasick and continued on Jan. 27, 2011, with Dr. Paula Braveman. Both are cancer disparities experts from the University of California, San Francisco.
The next lecture features E-health and disparities expert Dr. Vish Viswanath of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at 4 p.m. April 21, 2011, at the Mabee Conference Room on the 4th floor of the CTRC, 7979 Wurzbach in San Antonio.
Watch all the lectures here.
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