CDC: Hispanics will be 23% of population by 2035

America’s Hispanic population will boom faster than expected over the next two decades, reaching 85,543,000 by 2035, or 23.8% of the U.S. population, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on Latinos:

The report studied the health and causes of death of the American Hispanic population and found that despite more living in poverty than whites, Hispanics live an average of two years longer than whites.

However they die in homicides 96 percent more than whites do and suffer greater levels of cancer, heart disease, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis and hypertension and hypertensive renal disease.

CDC also raised issues on caring for Hispanics. “Robust nationwide long-term public health strategies to maximize Hispanic health in the United States need to consider Hispanic origin and nativity,” the federal agency recommended.

According to the CDC, Hispanics currently make up 17.7% of the U.S. population, at 56,754,000.