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The Latino population in Cobb grew by about 15,000 residents, or 18 percent, from 2010 to 2018. Census data also shows this group is also fewer than 200 people shy from reaching 100,000. Cobb had 99,824 residents identify as Latino in 2018, up from 97,698 in 2017 and 84,589 in 2010.
Hispanic and Latino population counts can overlap with other demographic groups because they are considered ethnic identifiers, not a race; you can mark on Census forms that you are a race like white, black or Asian, and also denote that you are Hispanic or Latino.
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The Asian population surged by more than 10,000 residents from 2010 to 2018, or 32 percent. Cobb had 31,847 people who identified as Asian in 2018. That number grew to 41,020 in 2017. It saw another bump to 42,068 in 2018.
Native Americans in Cobb were 1,289 in 2018, a slight bump from 1,281 in 2017. However, that’s still lower than 1,359 that were in Cobb in 2010.
Cobb’s racial composition is 53 percent white, 28 percent black, 13 percent Latino, 6 percent Asian and less than one percent Native American.
-- Newsroom Data Specialist Jennifer Peebles contributed to this report.
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