- Associated Press - Sunday, June 26, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Labor says the state’s Hispanic population grew 2.9 percent between mid-2014 and mid-2015. The growth is at the same rate Idaho experienced between 2013 and 2014.

In a recent news release, the agency announced that Hispanics account for nearly 12 percent of the state’s population as of 2015. This up from 11 percent in 2010.

The state’s biggest percentage increase in population was a 4.8 percent bump in Idaho’s Asian population between 2014 and 2015. However, numerically, the increase resulted in around 1,100 additional people.

The agency says that Idaho’s white population had the largest numerical increase even though the growth rate was 1.1 percent - which was the lowest of all race categories.

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