Sunday, August 18, 2019

How Latinos Started Getting Counted in the Census and How that Could Change in 2020

In the 1970’s, Latino advocacy groups grew fed up with the U.S. Census Bureau, who had up until then only made a half-hearted attempt to quantify the number of Latinos and Hispanics living in the United States. Groups, including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and ASPIRA, complained that the census only […]

Hispanics Driving Force Behind Texas’ State Growth Since 2010

Texas’ population is booming and Hispanic Texans are the principal driver of that population growth. On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new population estimates that indicate that just over half of Texas’ population increase since 2010 is attributable to the growing Hispanic community. As of July 2016, the Texas population jumped to 27.9 million, […]

Latinos Celebrate Bilingualism At Home

Statistics from the Pew Hispanic Center have consistently found that the percentage of Spanish-speaking and bilingual Latinos in the U.S. is very high. The survey finds that 38% of all respondents are Spanish dominant, and 38% are bilingual. Findings show that about 1 in 5 children speak a language other than English at home, and […]

Majority of Undocumented Immigrants Have Lived in U.S. over 10 Years

A new study found that nearly two-thirds of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. have lived here for at least 10 years. The study by the Pew Hispanic Center, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s March 2010 Current Population Survey, found that out of the estimated 10.2 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., 35% of them […]

Majority of New Homeowners in U.S. are Latino

More than half of new homeowners in the U.S. are Latino, according to new Census data for the third quarter. Accounting for 53% of new households, the number of Latino owner-occupiers increased from 6.21 million in the second quarter to 6.49 million in the third quarter. Latinos are taking advantage of low prices in the housing market, […]

Obama to discuss Latino Education at Town Hall Meeting

President Barack Obama visited a multicultural high school in Washington, D.C. today to discuss Latino education at a town hall-style meeting to be broadcast by Univision, the largest U.S. Spanish language television network, later in the evening. The town hall, was held at Bell Multicultural High School, and attended by some 600 students, teachers, and […]

Report Details New Estimates for Undocumented Populations Suggesting Decline

On Tuesday, the Pew Hispanic Center released new findings detailing the population size of undocumented immigrants nationally and by state that shows a downward trend. The report includes updated estimates for the undocumented immigrant work force, including their countries of origin.  The estimates produced in this report are based on data collected from the U.S. […]

Poverty in U.S. Highest in Half a Century With 1 in 4 Hispanics Living Below Poverty Line

The U.S. Census Bureau released a report on Thursday that showed 44 million Americans live in poverty, the highest level since the first year figures became available in 1959.  The percentage among Hispanics also rose from 23.2 percent to 25.3 percent in 2009, a total of 12.4 million people. The figures are part of a […]