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Tracing the rise of the Hispanic population, 1980 through 2008

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  • Census: Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S.
  • Census: The median age of the Latino population in 2008 was 27.7 years
  • California was home to 13.5 million Latinos in 2008; Texas had 8.9 million Latinos
  • The Carolinas saw the highest growth rates between July 2007 and July 2008
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