Saturday, August 2, 2014

Latino Leaders and Census Bureau Meet to Discuss Latino Representation

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Earlier this month, representatives from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) met with Thomas Mesenbourg, Acting Director of the US Census Bureau, and his senior staff to discuss concerns for the 2020 Census in regards to the underrepresentation of Latinos. The Census Bureau has created a new National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other […]

Latinos with College Degrees Rises by 80 Percent

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3.8 million Latinos in the U.S. now have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the Census Bureau, showing an 80% increase between 2001 and 2011. “This is an important milestone in our history,” said Robert Groves, Census Bureau Director. “For many people, education is a sure path to a prosperous life.” According to Census […]

Hispanics Identify by Race More than a Decade Ago

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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 […]

Hispanic Home Ownership Down

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The number of Hispanics who own their own home fell below 50 percent since 2007, according to RealEstateEconomyWatch.com. In 2007, 50.1 percent of Hispanics owned their own home but in 2009 that percentage was down to 46.8, the site reported.  The numbers were taken from the Census Bureau, which showed that overall the percentage of […]

Hispanic Population Growth in Texas a Challenge for Republican Controlled Legislature in Reapportionment

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Texas saw the greatest increase in population of any state in the nation in the last decade and estimates that up to 85 percent of the 4.5 million new residents in the state are Hispanic. This put Texas at the top in the number of congressional seats gained, but presents a challenge for the Republican […]