Hispanic Communities | Additional Resources

“The nation’s Latino population has long been characterized by its rapid growth and by its wide dispersion to parts of the country that traditionally have had few Latinos. But a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data finds that the growth and dispersion of the U.S. Latino population has slowed since 2007, when the Great Recession started, immigration from Latin America cooled and Latino fertility rates began to fall.”

“The skyrocketing growth of Latinos in the U.S., once driven by immigration, is now fueled by births, chiefly by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. The size of the country’s fastest-growing group has increased 43% since 2000, and more than doubled since 1990, to 50.5 million last year, when Hispanics accounted for nearly one in six U.S. residents and for 23% of people under the age of 18.”

  • One of the best places to learn about trends is the Pew Hispanic Center. “Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation.” Reports on a variety of topics are available from demographics, politics, and immigration attitudes, to economic status. Here is a section on technology adoption that social media observers will find of note.
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy was founded in 1983, “to promote stronger partnerships between organized philanthropy and Latino communities.” Further, “HIP has developed into a transnational network of grant makers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas.”
Click to reach my Tumblr about a popular San Antonio parade in the King William National Historic District.

Sharing my Instagram, taken during a spring parade in the King William National Historic District of San Antonio. A diverse city, and happy in its diversity from my experience.

 

 

 

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