"I cannot drive across the city of Bismarck without hearing at least two radio ads on the radio for open jobs. I can't drive down the road without seeing signs saying, 'Now hiring, all positions,'" says Kevin Iverson, manager of the state Census office. "That's just the environment we're in."
While that boom has also brought in some Hispanic workers, Iverson also points out that it's easy for a small Hispanic population to post fast percentage growth. While that population added 15 percent over the course of a year, that added up to only 17,230 Hispanics statewide in 2012.