Huge Increases in Arizona's Hispanic Population Revealed in New Census Data

A recent New York Times article discusses the substantial increase in Arizona's Hispanic population. According to census data realeased Thursday, the Hispanic population has increased from 25% of the Arizona population to just under 30%. The map included in the article plots population increases in the Phoenix area for Hispanics and for Whites, indicating the difference in population growth of the two groups. Although large, this increase in the Hispanic population was actually less than some anticipated. Nonetheless, the surge has generated a lot of anti-illegal immigration sentiment within Arizona and politicians seem to be cracking down on it.

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