Census: Asians eclipse Hispanics as fastest-growing group in Whatcom County

Immigrants from Asia - not Latin America - are leading the trend to a more diverse Whatcom County, the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics show.

Among county residents claiming only one race or ethnicity, the number who are of Asian descent increased 5.3 percent between 2011 and 2012, from 7,822 to 8,238.