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November 15, 2006

Grady County-  Over the last five years, Georgia's population has grown by 600-thousand and a third of that growth is attributed to the Hispanic community. 

Some south Georgia communities like Grady County have seen their Hispanic population nearly double in the last five years. While many Hispanics may have come to the county in search of farm work their role is changing. 

"It's not just farm workers anymore, that's how a lot of them got here, but they have really gotten into manufacturing really heavily, like I said the manufacturers love them, " said Rick McCaskill, Grady Co. Chamber of Commerce. 

Grady County like the rest of Georgia has a hard time keeping up with their Hispanic population because many notoriously don't like to be counted.

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