Monday, December 20, 2010

Davis County's Hispanic population growing faster than Weber's

The American Community survey shows Davis County's Hispanic population growing twice as fast as Weber County's.

Between 2000 and 2009, the number of Hispanic residents in Davis has gone up at least 62 percent. The Hispanic population of Weber County, with its heavy Hispanic-centered Ogden neighborhoods, went up 30 percent. Percentages can be deceiving -- if two people become four, that's a 100 percent increase -- but the raw numbers are higher in Davis than in Weber.

The 2000 Census said Davis County had 12,955 Hispanic residents. Data released last week in the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, which looks at population and demographics between 2005 and 2009, shows 21,108 Hispanic residents in Davis. That's 8,153 more Hispanics, a 62 percent increase. Ogden Standard-Examiner