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Delaware’s Hispanic population nearly doubled in 2010

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DELAWARE — U.S. Census Bureau Delivered Delaware’s 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting . Delaware’s Hispanic population grew in 96.4% in 2010.

The U.S. Census Bureau released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Delaware.

These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census.

The official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary File can be used to redraw federal, state and local legislative districts under Public Law 94-171. The census data are used by state officials to realign congressional and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account population shifts since the 2000 Census.

Racial minorities now make up 31 percent of the state’s population, compared to 25 percent in 2000. Delaware’s Hispanic population nearly doubled, from 37,277 in 2000 to 73,221 in 2010. Hispanics, who may be of any race, now make up 8.2 percent of the state’s population, up from 4.8 percent in 2000.

Data for Delaware show that the five most populous…

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