Latino State News
Chicago’s Hispanic Population Rises Slightly Despite Overall Drop
According to the 2010 Census, Chicago’s population has been changing.
Over the last decade, the city’s population has dropped by about 200,000 people, with the blacks seeing the biggest drop. Despite the overall decrease, the city has seen an increase in the white and Asian population, while the number of Hispanics remained relatively the same.
It was also discovered he metropolitan area overall gained 210,000 people between 2000 and 2010, with Cook County’s population down about 180,000, DuPage County staying the same, Lake and McHenry counties growing some, and Kane and Will counties together adding nearly 300,000 residents.
And in the major suburbs just outside Chicago, the population skyrocketed.