March 14, 2011 | Patch | Original Article

Census: Greenfield's Asian, Hispanic Populations on the Rise

Greenfield's overall population has gone relatively unchanged over the last decade, but the city is seeing a shift in who is living here.

According to data released by the United States 2010 Census last week, Greenfield saw a 1.5 percent increase in population since 2000. The total number of residents counted by the Census is now 36,720, up from 36,189 in 2000.

The data shows particularly steep spikes in both the Asian and Hispanic/Latino populations. The city's Asian population, which was counted as 513 in 2000, nearly tripled to 1,425 in 2010, a 177 percent increase.

The Hispanic/Latino population, meanwhile, increased nearly 40 percent from 2,227 in 2000 to 3,087 in 2010.

The city saw a 3.5 percent decline in its white population from 33,672 in 2000 to 32,525 in 2010, a difference of 1,147, while the black/African American population increased slightly from 842 to 857, a 1.8 percent jump.