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Census: Number of U.S. Hispanics grows

May 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
New census data shows the number of Hispanics in the United States is increasing, and their influence is growing.Hispanics now number 45.5 million, an increase of 1.4 million in the last year alone. State by state, South Carolina saw the largest increase in percentage of Hispanics, gaining 8.7 percent.

Other southeastern states also saw significant increases in their Hispanic population. But California still leads in the total number of Hispanics with 13.2 million.


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