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  • Policy brief from the James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research | Idaho at a Glance. January 2016, Vol. 7, No. 2 | Like the rest of the nation, Idaho is becoming more diverse, mainly because of its growing Hispanic population. In 2014, Idaho had nearly 200,000 Hispanic residents. They made up roughly 12% of the state’s total population, compared to 17% of the nation as a whole. In terms of the share of Hispanics today, Idaho is roughly where the U.S. was in 2000, when 13% of U.S. residents were Hispanic. Most of Idaho’s Hispanics (70%) were born in the U.S., and most (79%) are U.S. citizens. Immigrants who came to the U.S. since 2010 make up only 2% of Idaho’s Hispanic population. The median age among Idaho’s Hispanics was 24 in 2014, compared to 38 among non-Hispanics. This is the first of three updated reports on Idaho’s Hispanic population. The next two reports will focus on education and the labor force.

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  • January 1, 2016

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