Idaho’s Hispanic population grows 2.9 percent

Idaho’s Hispanic population increased 2.9 percent from mid-2014 to mid-2015 to 202,430, according to U.S. Census Bureau information released Thursday.

Hispanics account for 12.2 percent of the state’s population, up from 11 percent in 2010.

Canyon County has the state’s largest Hispanic population, 51,369, comprising 24.6 percent of the county’s total population and 25.4 percent of the state’s Hispanic population.

Ada County has the state’s second largest Hispanic population, 34,729, comprising 7.7 percent of the county’s population.

Clark County, one of the state’s least populated counties with 880 residents, is 42.6 percent Hispanic.

Idaho’s Hispanic population has increased 15.1 percent since the 2010 census.