Friday, February 25, 2011

Utah’s Latino population skyrockets 78% in 10 years

Utah’s Latino population soared by 78 percent during the past decade — growing by nearly 157,000 people to 358,000 total. That is about twice the size of Salt Lake City, according to long-awaited 2010 census data released Thursday.

In fact, the head count , taken once every 10 years, indicates that three of every 10 new Utahns who arrived by birth or immigration during the decade were Latino — and four of every 10 were minorities. Overall, Latinos now make up 13 percent of the state’s population. Salt Lake Tribune

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