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Connecticut's Hispanic Population Climbs Above 500,000

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EAST HAVEN, CT - FEBRUARY 01: An Ecuadorian sign is viewed in a window of a store on February 1, 2012 in East Haven, Connecticut. Following an investigation by the FBI, four East Haven police officers were arrested last week and accused of abusing Latinos in the working class community of 28,000 people which was nearly predominately white a generation ago. A recent civil rights investigation which was released last month revealed a pattern of discriminatory policing East Haven and the town has b | Getty/File

The state’s Hispanic population has climbed above 500,000 and is growing at a rate 12 times faster than the general population.

According to census data from 2012, Connecticut’s Hispanic population for the first time hit the half million mark, with 510,645 Latinos living in the state, according to new figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hartford Courant reports.

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