Sunday, July 21, 2024

U.S. Born Latinos are Main Contributors to Booming Population

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According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center, U.S. births of Latino children will outpace immigration flows regardless of the amount of legal and undocumented immigrants that come to the U.S. in the years ahead.

“That’s really a reflection of this wave of U.S.-born young people entering adulthood and having an impact demographically on everything from … the labor market, colleges and universities and impacting a whole host of other institutions that are part of adulthood,” said Mark Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research at the center and a co-author of the report.

The misconception that illegal immigration is the main contributor to the booming Latino population is exactly that, a misconception.  This latest Pew Research Center data confirms that the Latino population, currently at 53 million, has grown and will continue to grow because of the large amount of U.S. born Latinos.

Another important statistic to take away from the information presented is the amount of foreign-born Latinos that contribute to the group.  49 percent of Latinos in the U.S. were born in another country, the lowest it has been in decades.

All this data only gives merit to why the U.S. and its businesses should not only invest in the large Latino market, but in the overall Latino community because it doesn’t seem like Latinos are going anywhere anytime soon.

USA Today