US Census shows increase in Illinois Hispanic, multi-racial population

US Census shows increase in Illinois Hispanic, multi-racial population

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Illinois is following the rest of the country in becoming more diverse over the past decade, with a 15% increase in people identifying as Hispanic in the 2020 Census, and double- and triple-digit percentage increases in people saying they are multi-racial.

The first look at new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census data for areas down to the block level, broken down by ethnicity and race, showed that the number of Hispanic people in Illinois rose by 309,832 people, or 15.3% between 2010 and 2020.

The number of people listed as white alone, 7.8 million people, represented 64% of the population, but that category dropped 14.3% during the 10-year period. The number saying they were white and at least another race rose by 334%, or 820,879.



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