July 24, 2011

BROWNING THE WHITE MOUNTAINS:

Census figures confirm pockets of diversity in NH (Holly Ramer, 7/21/11, Associated Press)

"When the primary comes and everyone says, `New Hampshire is not representative of the rest of the country,' well, I don't know. When you look at New Hampshire and some of its detail, it actually is not unlike the rest of the United States," he said. "If you look only at the state level numbers, it's not (diverse). But if you look at Hillsborough County, you're seeing a fairly diverse population."

Just over 2 percent of the county's 400,721 residents identified themselves as black or African American in 2010. The Asian population grew to 3.2 percent, and the Hispanic or Latino population grew to 5.3 percent.

The state's overall population grew 6.5 percent to 1.3 million people between 2000 and 2010, making it the region's fastest growing state over the last decade. It also became one of the oldest, with the median age jumping from 37 to 41. While the number of non-Hispanic white children declined by almost 13 percent, the number of Hispanic children increased by 76 percent.


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