Saturday, June 15, 2019

Latino Youth Were Undercounted In The 2010 Census…Can It Change In 2020?

A new study says that over 113,000 young Latinos in California were not counted in the 2010 census. This has put extra pressure on Latino advocacy groups who want to be sure the U.S. Census Bureau will reduce that number in 2020. Los Angeles County is home to 12% of the estimated 400,000 Latino children […]

Census Considers Putting ‘Latino’ in Race Category

Sparked by the historic growth in the U.S. Latino population according to the 2012 United States Census, the entity is considering making Latinos an option on their own in the race category. Latinos now make up 16.7% of the population, surpassing Blacks as the largest minority group in the U.S. Their decision to make a […]

Latinos Still Underrepresented In Federal Employment System

A report released by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), this week found some gains in the number of minorities being hired to federal positions. The report, “Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part II: Work Force Statistics, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010,” took into account employment numbers at 64 federal agencies. When it came […]

Guest Blogger Series: Matt Barreto “Where Latino Votes Will Matter in 2012”

With the recent release of the national Census data pundits have been quick to point out the obvious: the Latino population is growing! As if data points from the annual Current Population Survey, and now American Community Survey did not already tell us this on a yearly basis, the official 2010 decennial census now confirms […]

Hispanics Identify by Race More than a Decade Ago

An analysis of 2010 Census data by USA Today revealed that Hispanics in states with some of the largest Hispanic populations categorized themselves by race more often than in the last Census and many more also chose “white” under the race category. Census data on 27 states has been released so far by the Census […]

Hispanics and other Minorities Overwhelmingly Fueled Nation’s Population Growth

The first round of states to receive their census redistricting data last week shows that Hispanics and other minorities accounted for 85 percent of the population growth across the country in the last ten years. The data will have important implications as the states begin the process of redistricting.  New Jersey, Mississippi, Virginia and Louisiana […]

Latinos Drive Reapportionment Yet Increased Representation Uncertain

The first glimpse of the 2010 Census Data about a month ago revealed the obvious, states gaining congressional seats were those whose populations were fueled by growth in the Latino population.  Despite this fact, it remains uncertain how much representation Latinos will actually gain in effect. The country saw an increase in population by 10% […]

New Report Shows Hispanics Will Play Even Larger Role in Elections

A report by the Pew Hispanic Center analyzing Census data from the 2010 reapportionment reveals that Hispanic voters are nearly three times more prevalent in states that gained congressional seats and Electoral College votes than they are in states that lost seats. This positions Hispanic voters to continue to grow even more powerful as a […]

Census Data Reveals Southwestern States with Large Hispanic Populations Saw the Most Growth

The first set of data from the 2010 Census released yesterday showed that states in the Southwest, home to the majority of Hispanics in the country, experienced some of the highest population growth and gained congressional seats. The total population in the US as of April 1, 2010, is 308,745,538.  The rate of growth in […]

Redistricting Without Census Data May Jeopardize Voting Rights in Kansas City

The City Council in Kansas City, Missouri may be jeopardizing the voting rights of minorities in order to reach a deadline of drawing up new district boundaries before the March 2011 election. The council is required, as mandated by the city charter, to find a way to redraw its boundaries by this date.  However, census […]