Florida's Hispanic Population Growing
North Central Florida is changing. The new census numbers shows a dramatic growth in the number of people who are hispanic or latino.
22.5 percent of Florida's population is hispanic, that's about 4 million people. The overall numbers aren't as high in North Central Florida, but the percentage of hispanic residents has exploded in the past ten years.
From the 2000 to 2010 Census, the hispanic population has skyrocketed, in most counties by more than 100 percent. According to the census, Marion county had the biggest growth, a 131 percent increase in it's hispanic population over the past ten years.
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