New census figures show the nation's population is becoming more diverse and Millennials now outnumber babyboomers. Demographer Greg Rigamer says Louisiana is following the national trend, as the state's Hispanic population has increased increased since 2010.
"In 2010, Hispanic population was recored at about a little bit better than 2 percent of the population, today it's about 4 percent. The white population has decreased a little bit as well as a minimal change in the African American population."
Rigamer says Louisiana and the nation's population is more diverse because people are not afraid to leave one state for another in search of better employment.
"We are a global economy now, and as a result communication, travel and movement is significantly greater than it ever has been in history."
The U.S. Census says there are now 83 million people who are considered millennials, people born between 1982 and 2000 and their size exceeds that of babyboomers. Rigamer says you can see that trend happening here in Louisiana.
"The population as a whole, we have a growth in our young adult population in New Orleans and in Louisiana."