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UPDATE: Idaho Labor Department: Hispanic Population Continues to Grow, Represents 12 Percent of Gem State


The Idaho Department of Labor reported June 29 that the Gem State's Hispanic population had grown by 2.9 percent between mid-2013 and mid-2014, its fastest pace in four years. Canyon County's Hispanic population grew by nearly 2.7 percent 25 percent in the same time period.

(Editor's note: The Idaho Labor Department updated Canyon County's growth rate on June 29)

Overall, the Idaho Labor Department reports that Hispanics made up 12 percent of the state's population in mid-2014; that's up 11.2 percent from 2010.

In Ada County, there were 32,987 Hispanics in mid-2014, a 4.8 percent jump from the previous year, representing 7.7 percent of Ada County's population. Ada saw Idaho's largest increase in Hispanics during the time period.

In Canyon County, there were 50,045 Hispanics in mid-2014, 2.7 percent jump from the previous year, representing 24.6 percent of Canyon County's population.