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March 29, 2013

Report- 90% growth in number of Hispanics in Pittsburg County

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Pittsburg County - Hispanic Population Changes

Hispanic Population

1990                2000       2010

479                        939           1786

    Total County Population

40,581               43,953         45,837

Hispanics as Percent of County Population

                             2%                      4%  

 Change from 1990 Change from 2000

Hispanic Population Change

                           460                    847  

Percent Change in Hispanic Population

                            96%                   90%  

 

    Overall population growth in the state of Oklahoma       

                                                         2000                  2010

Children age 17 and younger         892,360                929,314

Non-Hispanic White                       68 percent             56 percent

African-American                               10 percent               8 percent

American Indian                               11 percent             11 percent

Asian/Paciļ¬c Islander                      1 percent                2 percent

Hispanic                                         8 percent              14 percent

Two or more races                          7 percent                9 percent

Children living in poverty                20 percent              25 percent

 

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