Portland’s Fastest Growing Ethnic Group Struggles To Be Counted

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The 2020 U.S. census will take a closer look at the racial make-up of America – asking for even more specifics about ethnicity.

For one racial group in the Pacific Northwest, the census offers a chance to build on the success of the last go-round – a survey that showed a surprising result when it came to the fastest growing population in Portland.

“For a long time, a lot of people thought that the Asian and Hispanic populations have been the fastest growing within the city of Portland,” said Nick Chun, a demographer at Portland State University. “It’s actually the Native Hawaiian population.” Check out the full story

By Erica Morrison, OPB

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