TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- The Iaho Department of Labor says the Hispanic population in Idaho is growing along with other groups. According to data from the state agency Hispanics made up 12.2% of the population from in mid-2015, up from 11% in 2010. The population has gone up 15.1% since 2010 when the census recorded 26,529 people. Here is a look at more data from the Department of Labor:

  • Idaho’s Asian population showed the largest percentage increase at 4.8 percent, but numerically accounted for only 1,121 additional people.
  • People who selected the category of Two or More Races increased 4.6 percent, an additional 1,687 people in 2015.
  • Whites had the largest numeric increase at 16,080, down from 18,358 in 2014. The growth rate was 1.1 percent, the lowest of all race categories.

Here is a look at where some of the largest growth occurred in Idaho

  • Canyon County saw the largest numeric increase of Hispanics at 1,501 or a 3 percent growth rate.
  • Ada County was second with a Hispanic population in mid-2015 of 34,729, an increase of 4.5 percent from mid-2014 or 1,481 people.
  • Eight counties saw a decrease in the Hispanic population – Clark, Adams, Caribou, Washington, Fremont, Elmore, Butte and Bingham.


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