Friday, February 16, 2007

Nearly half of all Hispanics in Tennessee were born in U.S.

78,000 of 167,000, according to U.S. Census

In states with significant Hispanic populations, at least 4 in 10 are U.S.-born

The Tennessean reports on the recently released U.S. Census findings that 46% of Hispanics in Tennessee were born in the U.S. In most states, that number is even higher. Among states with over 100,000 Hispanic residents, Georgia had the lowest percentage of U.S.-born among the Hispanic population, at 39.7%.

"In all, the number of foreign-born Hispanics in Tennessee grew from 59,098 in 2000 to 89,124 in 2004, census figures show."

Tennessee's Hispanic residents totalled about 167,000 in 2004. Hispanic residents of Nashville totalled about 58,600 that same year.

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