|Hispanic Population Growth Top 10 Counties* by Percentage Increase, 2000-2003|
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As the U.S. Hispanic population continues to surge, growth has expanded beyond metropolitan cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami and into surrounding counties.
A review of counties with the largest percentage increase in Hispanic populations from 2000 to 2003 shows Middlesex County, Massachusetts – the state's largest county, which includes the Boston area – recorded the largest percentage increase in Hispanic population – up 67 percent. The New York state counties of Suffolk and Nassau saw the next-highest increases of 46 percent and 43 percent, respectively.
* Selected from the 100 counties in the nation with the largest Hispanic populations.