The 2010 Census counted 32,166 Hispanics in Clark County, or 7.6 percent of the county’s total population, which was 425,363. In 2000, Hispanics totaled 16,248, or 4.7 percent of the total Clark County population.
Statewide, about 11 percent of the state’s population identified itself as Hispanic, according to the 2010 Census. The total, about 755,000 people, reflected a 71.2 percent increase from the 2000 Census.
Also in 2010, 4 percent of Clark County residents, or 17,219 people, identified themselves as being of two or more races. That compares with 4.7 percent of all Washingtonians.
WASHINGTON — Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states as they crossed a new census milestone: 50 million, or 1 in 6 Americans.
Meanwhile, more than 9 million Americans checked two or more race categories on their 2010 census forms, up 32 percent from 2000, a sign of burgeoning multiracial growth in an increasingly minority nation.