Census: Slow growth, more diversity for LI

Commuters wait for their west bound train at

Commuters wait for their west bound train at the Hicksville train station. (March 2, 2011) (Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Modest growth -- with Suffolk County leading the way. Greater diversity throughout Long Island, led by another surge in the Hispanic population.

Those are some of the highlights experts are expecting from the 2010 Census, due to be released Thursday.

In 2000, Long Island's minority population increased to 23.6 percent, up from 15.9 percent in 1990. Without growth among Hispanics, blacks...

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