Hispanics continued to pour into the nation’s midsection over the last decade, with 193 of the nation’s 3,143 counties reporting triple-digit increases in Hispanic population, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2020 Census data. Almost 2,600 counties registered double-digit gains, including Cook County, Ill. (11.1 percent), Harris County, Texas (21.7 percent), and Maricopa County, Ariz. (19.7 percent).
Three small counties gained the greatest percentage increases. Tiny Kalawao County, Hawaii, with 82 residents (down eight people from the 2010 headcount), added 17 Hispanics to its lone 2010 Hispanic resident, an increase of 1,700 percent. Issaquena County, Miss., added 120 Hispanics, an increase of 1,500 percent from its previous tally of eight. And McKenzie County, N.D., reported a 1,002.2 percent increase, boosting its total from 139 Hispanics to 1,532. Discover the counties with the highest Hispanic growth rates over the decade with Social Explorer’s customizable mapping and report tools.
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