Asians were the fastest growing minority in Colorado in the latest census estimates, and officials say that reflects a trend that began a decade ago.
Figures that are scheduled for release tomorrow show Colorado's overall population grew four-point-two percent to four-point-five million between July 2000 and July 2002.
The report shows Asians gained 12 percent, followed by Hispanics who gained nine-point-six percent; Pacific Islanders eight-point-five percent; blacks six-point-two percent; whites two-point-five percent and Native Americans one-point-nine percent.
The Asian population totaled 107-thousand-730 -- up from 95-thousand who identified themselves as Asian during the 2000 census.
State demographic analyst Cindy DeGroen says that trend first appeared in the 1990s.
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