Hinsdale's minority population shows large percentage increase

Historic downtown Hinsdale, Illinois

The overall numbers are small, but the minority population in Hinsdale saw substantial percentage gains over the past decade. As reported by Trib Local:


Between 2000 and 2010, Hinsdale's black or African American population rose 58.8 percent from 136 to 216. Its Asian-only population increased 38.6 percent from 777 to 1,077 and its Hispanic/Latino population went up 42.9 percent from 414 to 592.

African-Americans have had a presence in Hinsdale for more than 100 years, according to Census data. Chicago's affluent western suburbs, in fact, appear to have been more integrated for a longer period of time than most comparable suburbs on the North Shore.

Some of the increase in the African-American population of Hinsdale may have come from Chicago, which has seen a marked drop in its Black population over the past 10 years.

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