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FRAMINGHAM – The Town of Natick grew by more than 12% over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which release new data from the 2020 census earlier this week.

In 2010, the Town of Natick had a population of 33,006.

In 2020, the Town of Natick had a population of 37,006, a growth of exactly 4,000 individuals.

The Town of Natick exceeded the Census Bureau’s 2019 estimate which was 36,050.

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Overall, the Commonwealth saw a modest increase in population to 7.03 millions people.

The 2020 census took place during the pandemic. Some demographic experts have said that may have impacted the counts.

One other issue demographers have noted is that many individuals chose to check the “multi” race box this time around, more than in 2020.

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Natick’s white population decreased slightly due to that fact from 28,189 to 27,185. Whites are still the majority in Natick at more than 75%.

The multi population increase from 588 to 1,581.

Nationally, the Asian population exploded followed by a huge jump in the Latino population.

Natick’s Asian population almost doubled from 2,375 to 4,431. That increase was 86%

Natick’s Latino population almost doubled 994 to 1,762

The Asian population is about 12% of Natick, followed by Latino at about 5% and Black population at 2%.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.