Thursday, September 30, 2004

Hispanics are largest minority group in 24 Tennessee counties; statewide population at 2%

"In 24 Tennessee counties, the largest minority is no longer African-American. It's Hispanic."

"In Sevier County, for example, where 97.6% of residents are white, Hispanics, at 1.5% of the population, outnumber blacks at 0.6% of the population by more than 2-1, but both minorities have a small presence."

"South of Nashville, Bedford County is home to a greater percentage of Hispanic residents than anywhere else in the state - 10% - while African-Americans are 8% of the population."

"Tennessee overall remains 2% Hispanic, 17% black and 81% white, according to Census estimates released today."

The Tennessean

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