Rhode Island's racial demographics are changing. New data released from the 2020 U.S. Census indicates the number of residents who identified as Hispanic or Latino increased by about fifty-thousand over the last decade. The higher number is thanks in part to an increased effort to make sure everyone was counted in the city of Central Falls, which is a predominately Latino community. The number of Rhode Islanders who identified themselves as white in the Census dropped from about 80 to 70 percent.
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