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Updated Jun 17, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Nev. non-Hispanic white population drops in most counties

RENO, Nev. — New census figures show Nevada is continuing to become a
little less white.

The state’s non-Hispanic white population shrunk in all but three counties from
2010 to 2012.

Washoe and Humboldt counties each had a fraction of a percentage point increase
in non-Hispanic white population from 2010-2012. Elko County posted the only
significant gain, about 3 percent.

The Latino population, Nevada’s largest minority, grew about 5.1 percent in the
two largest counties — Clark and Washoe. In Clark County, the Asian population
grew even faster — about 6.4 percent.

Nevada’s overall population grew 2.2 percent over the two years to a total of
more than 2.7 million. About 54 percent of Nevada is now white, non-Hispanic; 27
percent Hispanic or Latino; 8.6 percent black and 7.7 percent Asian.


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