August 19, 2014

Hispanics now largest minority group in Wisconsin

The latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Hispanics are now the largest minority group in the state. In northeast Wisconsin alone, the population has more than doubled in some areas since 2010.

Casa Hispana president Ernesto Gonzalez says Hispanics are attracted to northeast Wisconsin because of work on dairy farms, safe communities, and good schools.

Gonzalez says one of the biggest needs that local immigrants have, is a drivers license. He says that would let them get to and from work, safely.

The census bureau found that twice as many Hispanics live in Outagamie, Brown, and Winnebago counties, compared to 2000. The population in Calumet County has quadrupled since then.

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