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Hispanic Population Rising in Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Government data shows Iowa's Hispanic population continues to increase at a much higher rate than the state's overall population.
   U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows more than 162,800 Latinos lived in the state in July 2012. That's a 3.2 percent increase from the year before, and 10 times the estimated increase for the state's overall population for the year.
   Latinos still only make up about 5 percent of the overall population, but more counties are gaining noticeable Hispanic populations. They make up 10 percent of the population in 10 counties, a jump from seven counties in 2008.
   The Asian population increased by 4.8 percent between mid-2011 and mid-2012, making it the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in Iowa.

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