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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Speaking of immigration

Posted By on Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 6:09 AM

I just ran across these interesting figures in a Saturday article on the NWA D-G website:

SPRINGDALE — The Hispanic population in Springdale doubled from 2000 to 2005 and now makes up one third of Springdale’s total population of 62, 459, according to figures released Friday by the U. S. Census Bureau. In 2000, Hispanics accounted for 20 percent of Springdale’s population, then 45, 798.

“Wow, that’s interesting,” said R. Shawn McGrew, former director of the Northwest Arkansas chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens. “Springdale has been a growing place for Latinos.”

Noted: McGrew, born again as a Republican, is one of a couple of Hispanics seeking legislative seats in the area this year.

 

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