Census: Hispanics grow by 74 percent in Wisconsin
Milwaukee (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Wisconsin's Hispanic population has grown by 74 percent since 2000.
The 2010 count showed that the Hispanic population accounts for 5.9 percent of Wisconsin's total population. Blacks are still the largest minority group, making up 6.3 percent of the population.
Census figures show Hispanics historically were concentrated in urban areas but are expanding into rural areas.
There are 336,056 Hispanics in the state, an increase of 143,135 from a decade ago. The group's rate of growth is similar to other Midwestern states.
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