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Mass. cities, towns change as Latino populations grow

English instructor Helio Regis helps Ibere Menezes, Maria Medeiros, and Maria Isabel at Marlborough’s senior center.
English instructor Helio Regis helps Ibere Menezes, Maria Medeiros, and Maria Isabel at Marlborough’s senior center.Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

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Between 2000 and 2010 nearly every community in Massachusetts saw its Latino population increase. Only six communities out of 351 in the state had Latino populations that stayed the same, and in just 12, Latino populations fell.

And around the state, towns and cities are beginning to change with their populations.

Many areas of Bristol and Plymouth counties saw smaller increases in Latino populations than elsewhere outside Boston. But some communities still saw surges.

In Fall River, the Latino population more than doubled between 2000 and 2010, to 6,562, or 7.4 percent of the population. In Stoughton, too, the population jumped from, 419 to 876. And in Randolph, the Latino population doubled, to 2,057 in 2010.

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