New Census data shows Latinos driving shift in U.S. population demographic

June 25, 2015 8:40 PM

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Census Bureau data released on Thursday shows that it is a phenomenon that is happening across America: Latinos are moving into municipalities and counties, often replacing residents heading to other places in search of better jobs or a lower cost of living, and they are making the population base younger and more ethnically diverse.

According to the new data, there are 55.4 million Hispanics in the U.S. as of July 2014, an increase of 2.1 percent from the previous year. Although, of course, that change hasn't been uniform.

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