Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Hispanics Maintain Numbers.

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Staff Writer

New Census Figures Show Little Change

A lot of things in northern New Mexico changed during the 1990s.

Highways have become a haven for SUVs, and ranches have become subdivisions. But at least one rule has stayed true: Hispanics still have a strong hold as a major population here.

Preliminary Census 2000 figures for the state released Thursday showed only slight variations on the theme that's been played here for centuries.

In San Miguel and Mora counties, the Hispanic population dipped slightly over the past 10 years.

And in Los Alamos County, the Hispanic population grew by 7 percent, outpacing the county's overall growth of 1. …

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