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Census Reports Growth in Hispanic Population

New figures from the 2000 Census show Hispanics now make up 13 percent of the United States' population. The new data suggests Hispanics may have overtaken blacks as the largest minority population, but critics say it depends on how the numbers are tallied. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

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Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.