March 16, 2011 | Fox News Latino | Original Article

New Mexico, the Most Latino State in the Union, Gets Even More Latino

According to the U.S. Census, the most Latino state in the Union is growing even more Hispanic. 

Latinos accounted for the vast majority of  New Mexico's population growth between 2000 and 2010.

The state grew by more than 240,000 people over the decade to 2 million and 78 percent of that increase was due to Hispanics.

Latinos now make up 46 percent of the state's population, up from 42 percent in 2000.

That is in stark contrast to West Virginia, the least Latino state in the union, where Latinos accounted for less than one percent of the population at .7 percent.

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials executive director, Arturo Vargas says California has the second highest rate of Hispanics, with 38 percent.