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New York City’s Dominican population becomes largest Latino group

New York.– Dominicans have become the largest Latino group in New York City, surpassing the Puerto Rican population for the first time in history, according to a new study recently published.

Dominicans now have the highest number of births in the city among Latino subgroups, according to New York City’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. Over 33,000 children were born to Dominican mothers between 2010 and 2012.

The city’s Puerto Rican population is no longer the largest Hispanic group as it has been for a long time, revealed CUNY’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies.

The number of Puerto Ricans in New York City has been steadily declining since 1990, mainly because immigration from the region has decreased and many Puerto Ricans have moved to other suburbs and other parts of the U.S., especially to Florida.

Source: DT

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