Estimates from the City of Lubbock indicate that the city might now be majority Hispanic. Lubbock's GIS and Data Services Department estimates that Hispanics, regardless of race, are 50.7% of the population.
The city says that according to Census estimates, Lubbock would become majority Hispanic by the end of 2012. The city has also done some of its own estimates.
Councilman Victor Hernandez quotes the city's GIS (Geographical Information Services) as saying, "Please keep in mind that this is only an estimate, based on trends and estimates from the Census Bureau. As we get better numbers - that estimate will be adjusted."
The city says, "Births exceeding deaths is the main reason for the increase in population." There are also more Hispanics moving into Lubbock than moving out.