By Sugey Palomares | 02/23/2012 - 14:41
Results from the 2010 U.S. Census previously noted that Latinos make up for 16% of the population, but new information highlights exactly why those numbers have increased at such a high rate.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/07/2012 - 12:08
In order to keep up with the fast-growing and ever-changing Latino demographic, Univision and Disney are currently discussing the possibility of launching a 24-hour news channel for English-speaking Latinos in the U.S. The proposed new channel comes in light of the 2010 census results, which highlights that Latinos born in the U.S. make up for 60 percent of our nation’s growth in the last ten years. The news channel may premiere just in time for the presidential election in November, but neither company has gone on the record to confirm.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/21/2011 - 09:00
We just may be! America is getting browner and browner—not only population-wise, but also culturally and politically. But with great power comes great responsibility, as the saying goes, and Latinos have taken that on as well. Take a look at the evidence below of how Latinos are taking on bigger and more influential roles on the American stage.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/14/2011 - 17:24
In a not surprising, but still important revelation, a report was released today demonstrating that the birth rate among Latinos has surpassed immigration as the main means of growth of the U.S. Hispanic population.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/26/2011 - 19:06
The Hispanic population in the United States may have undergone a huge explosion in the last 10 years, but where they’re coming from has largely remained the same, according to a new Pew Hispanic study that scrutinizes 2010 U.S. Census figures.
Latinos of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban origin or background are still the country’s three largest Hispanic groups, identical to 2000 figures. Mexicans are by far the dominant group, numbering nearly 32 million.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/27/2011 - 16:20
From Texas through the Deep South of the United States, the recent census numbers and the revelation that our community has drastically grown has been a wake up call to many sectors here in the United States, from media to politics.
By Amaris Castillo | 04/05/2011 - 16:00
As many as 300,000 residents who live along the Texas-Mexico border could lose millions of dollars over the next decade because they were not counted in the 2010 U.S. Census. According to Equal Voice newspaper, 95 percent of these residents, many of whom are poverty-stricken and live in unincorporated subdivisions called "colonias", were not mailed census forms. Hidalgo County has hired a lawyer and plans to sue the U.S. government for violating the protocol of mailing the forms.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/29/2011 - 17:43
The latest Census results released last week tell us that 1 in 6 people in the U.S. is Latino, and that Latino kids number just over 17 million, or 23 percent of the 17-and-under U.S. population — a whopping 39 percent increase in ten years!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/25/2011 - 11:49
Nearly a quarter of the nation’s kids are Latino, according to census figures released Thursday. Latino kids number just over 17 million, or 23 percent of the 17-and-under U.S. population—a 39 percent increase since 2000.
With birth rates among whites and blacks down, the country’s future is looking increasingly brown. In at least one area—education—that poses a big challenge, given that half of Latino kids don’t graduate high school.