The typical Texas judge today is not a typical Texan. He is a non-Hispanic white male in his mid-to-late fifties. All appellate judges and judges in courts of general jurisdiction as well as many judges in courts of limited jurisdiction must compete in partisan elections. In recent years the state's judiciary has become more diverse than it once was, but as a group judges remain unrepresentative of the state's population. More than 83 percent of judges surveyed are non-Hispanic whites who, as of 2000, made up just over 52 percent of Texans. More than 72 percent are male, though just less than 50 percent of Texans are male. Only about 13 percent of judges are Latino and less than 2 percent are African American though these groups constitute 32 percent and almost 12 percent of the population respectively.