South Carolina Hispanic population continues to be fastest-growing in the nation

Posted by Kendall Harmon

South Carolina continues to have the country’s fastest-growing Latino populations, despite a slowing economy and a tougher crackdown on illegal immigrants.

According to Census data from 2006-07 released this week, South Carolina ranked first among states in per capita growth, North Carolina was third, with Tennessee between them.

The new arrivals come not only from Mexico, Central and South America, but also New York, New Jersey and California, where U.S. economic problems has taken a greater toll, immigrants and advocates say. Latinos continue to see the Carolinas as having more jobs, cheaper housing and a better climate.

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Posted August 14, 2008 at 6:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Knapsack wrote:

I’ve made three trips to Charlotte in the last nine years, and am consistently amazed at the burgeoning Hispanic presence there (i know, not SC, but the northern porch of SC).  This confirms that it isn’t just the neighborhoods i’ve been in but a regional phenomenon.
And neither the Anglo or African American expressions of the Disciples of Christ are making much of any inroads into this ethic group—are there any Episcopal success stories i’m missing?  Or Methodist?

August 14, 9:59 pm | [comment link]
2. Chris wrote:

there would be no building industry where I am in SC were it not for the Hispanics.  they have their own convenience stores, and aisles of the regular grocery stores are dedicated to their buying habits….

August 15, 10:44 am | [comment link]
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